Dr Marcus T. Wilson

Marcus 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 Science in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. I teach in the Applied Physics Minor and Science Communication.

My research is focused on biophysics, in particular the electrical interactions of the brain. I have developed numerical models of the interactions between populations of neurons and how they are affected by applied electromagnetic fields, such as in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.   I welcome applications from excellent PhD students who are capable in theoretical and/or experimental physics or numerical modelling who would like to explore this exciting area - no knowledge of biology required!

Papers Taught

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

Recent Publications

  • Wilson, M. (2021). Misconceptions arising from the Infinite Solenoid Magnetic Field Formula. The Physics Teacher, 59(3), 213-215. doi:10.1119/10.0003670 Open Access version:

  • Memarian Sorkhabi, M., Wendt, K., Wilson, M. T., & Denison, T. (2021). Estimation of the Motor Threshold for Near-Rectangular Stimuli Using the Hodgkin-Huxley Model. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2021. doi:10.1155/2021/4716161

  • Khokhar, F. A., Voss, L. J., Alistair Steyn-Ross, D., & Wilson, M. T. (2021). Design and demonstration in vitro of a mouse-specific Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation coil. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. doi:10.1109/TMAG.2021.3077976

  • Wilson, M. T., Moezzi, B., & Rogasch, N. C. (2021). Modeling motor-evoked potentials from neural field simulations of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 132(2), 412-428. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2020.10.032

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Electronics; Medical Physics; Physics; Science; Teaching and Learning; Tertiary Education


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: EF.3.04
Phone: +64 7 838 4834