Dr Joseph Bailey

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dr Joseph Bailey



  • BSc - Mathematics University of Warwick, (2009)

  • MSc - Mathematics Birkbeck, University of London, (2014)

  • PhD - Mathematical Biology University of Essex, (2019)


University of Essex

  • Fixed Term Teacher, University of Essex (1/10/2017 - 31/7/2019)

Other academic

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (1/9/2020 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Mathematical biology/ecology, individual and group movement, random walk theory, movement and time-series data analysis, mathematical education.

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Modelling Experimental Data (MA317)

  • Stochastic Processes (MA319)

  • Programming and Text Analytics with R (MA331)


Journal articles (4)

Bailey, JD., Benefer, CM., Blackshaw, RP. and Codling, EA., (2021). Walking behaviour in the ground beetle, Poecilus cupreus: dispersal potential, intermittency and individual variation. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 111 (2), 200-209

Bailey, JD., King, AJ., Codling, EA., Short, AM., Johns, GI. and Fürtbauer, I., (2021). “Micropersonality” traits and their implications for behavioral and movement ecology research. Ecology and Evolution. 11 (7), 3264-3273

Bailey, JD. and Codling, EA., (2020). Emergence of the wrapped Cauchy distribution in mixed directional data. AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis

Bailey, JD., Wallis, J. and Codling, EA., (2018). Navigational efficiency in a biased and correlated random walk model of individual animal movement. Ecology. 99 (1), 217-223

Thesis dissertation (1)

Bailey, J., (2019). Modelling and Analysis of Individual Animal Movement

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