Dr Marcus T. Wilson

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA(Hons) Cambridge, PhD Bristol, PGCert(Tertiary Teaching) Waikato, MInstP CPhys, MNZIP

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About Marcus

.I am a theoretical and experimental physicist working in the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. I teach across all areas of physics and many areas of engineering.

My research is focused on biophysics, in particular the electrical interactions of the brain. I am looking for excellent PhD students who are capable in theoretical physics and numerical modelling who would like to explore this exciting area - no knowledge of biology required!

Research Interests

Current research interests include measurement and modelling of the electrical behaviour of the brain, with a particular interest in neural field models and transcranial magnetic stimulation, numerical modelling more generally, and the practice of teaching physics and engineering


Electronics; Medical Physics; Physics; Science; Tertiary Education

Recent Publications

  • Moffat, K., & Bond, M. (2017). New Zealand. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 52(4), 698-710. doi:10.1177/0021989417731418

  • Wilson, M. T., Fung, P. K., Robinson, P. A., Shemmell, J., & Reynolds, J. N. J. (2016). Calcium dependent plasticity applied to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation with a neural field model. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. doi:10.1007/s10827-016-0607-7

  • Wilson, M. T., & St George, L. (2016). Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Call for Better Data. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. doi:10.3389/fncir.2016.00057 Open Access version:

  • Negahbani, E., Steyn-Ross, D. A., Steyn-Ross, M. L., Wilson, M. T., & Sleigh, J. W. (2015). Noise-Induced Precursors of State Transitions in the Stochastic Wilson–Cowan Model. Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, 5(1), 1-27. doi:10.1186/s13408-015-0021-x

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Contact Details

Room: EF.3.04
Phone: +64 7 838 4834