Professor Moira L. Steyn-Ross


Qualifications: MSc PhD Waikato MNZIP

Research Interests

Cortical Modelling
Theortical modelling of the bulk electrodynamics of the human brain
EEG simulation
Clinical monitoring of anaesthesia

Research Supervised


  • Ehsan Negahbani
  • Leyla Noroozbabaee
  • Kaier Wang
  • Rogier Westerhoff

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Steyn-Ross, M. L., Steyn-Ross, D. A., Voss, L. J., & Sleigh, J. W. (2019). Spinodal decomposition in a mean-field model of the cortex: Emergence of hexagonally symmetric activation patterns. Physical Review E, 99(1). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.99.012318

  • Malluwawadu, S., Steyn-Ross, D., Steyn-Ross, M., & Wilson, M. (2019). Investigating action potential initiation and death in human cortex using a novel modelling approach. In New Zealand Institute of Physics Conference 2019. Christchurch.

  • Bukoski, A., Steyn-Ross, D. A., Pickett, A. F., & Steyn-Ross, M. L. (2018). Anesthesia modifies subthreshold critical slowing down in a stochastic Hodgkin-Huxley-like model with inhibitory synaptic input. Physical Review E, 97(6). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.97.062403

  • Steyn-Ross, D. A., & Steyn-Ross, M. L. (2017). Brain and nonlinear dynamics: Slow-wave sleep regulates to the edge of chaos. In I. Opris, & M.F. Casanova (Eds.), The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders (Vol. 11, pp. 213-232). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Switzerland. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29674-6_10

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Contact Details

Room: C.1.16
Phone: +64 7 838 4585