Dr Holmes is a lecturer at the School of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Environment, at the University of Leeds. He holds a PhD in Mathematics.
His primary research interests lie in the use of partial and ordinary differential equations to model physical systems – for example, heat transfer during processing methods, electromagnetic microwave models and thermoacoustics, and using the models to gain insight into the complex interactions that occur in real systems. He is also interested in Monte Carlo models and other statistical techniques to utilise dietary data to conduct exposure assessments from contaminants.
Dr Holmes participates in a number of research groups such as Food Colloids and Processing as well as Novel Food Design and Processing.