My current research interests revolve around the mathematical modelling of complex social and economic systems. The systems can take a variety of forms, from retail to riots and terrorism, but all with mathematical pattens that emerge and evolve in space and time.
Fry, H. & Smith, F.T. Rate effects on the growth of retail centres. (2016) European Journal of Applied Mathematics (Under review)
Frith, M., Johnson, S. & Fry, H. The role of the street network in offender spatial decision making. (2016) Criminology (Under review)
Smith, C., Le Comber, S., Fry, H., Bull, M., Leach, S. & Hayward, A. Spatial methods for infectious disease outbreak investigations: Systematic literature review. (2015) Eurosurveillance, 20 (39), 1-21.
Tench, S., Fry, H. & Gill, P. Spatio-temporal patterns of IED usage by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (2015) European Journal of Applied Mathematics [PDF]
Baudains, P., Fry, H., Davies, T., Wilson, A. & Bishop, S. A dynamic spatial model of conflict escalation. (2015) European Journal of Applied Mathematics
Smith, C. M., Downs, S. H., Mitchell, A., Hayward, A. C., Fry, H. & Le Comber, S. C. Spatial Targeting for Bovine Tuberculosis Control: Can the Locations of Infected Cattle Be Used to Find Infected Badgers? (2015) PloS One, 10 (11)
Davies, T., Fry, H. & Wilson, A. Application of an Entropy Maximizing and Dynamics Model for Under- standing Settlement Structure: The Khabur Triangle in the Middle Bronze and Iron Ages. (2014) Journal of Archaeological Science
Davies, T., Fry, H., Wilson, A. & Bishop, S. A Mathematical model of the London riots and their policing. (2013) Nature Scientific Reports.
Fry, H. A study of droplet deformation. Lulu (2012) (Book).
In a past life I was a fluid dynamicist and my PhD thesis from 2011 can be downloaded as a pdf here, or purchased as a book here. Feel free to have a look. It's a rather delightful romp through the two-dimensional Navier Stokes equations, even if I do say so myself.
And just because I find it useful to refer back to, here is the derivation of the entropy-maximising singly constrained spatial interaction model. (Oh. I was being sarcastic when I chose the title of the pdf..)