Jonathan Sherratt's research area is mathematical biology. He works on the application of mathematics to ecology, cell biology and medicine.
He has been Professor of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University since January 1998. He was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge (1985-1988), followed by graduate work at the University of Washington. His doctorate from the University of Oxford (1991) was supervised by J.D. Murray, FRS. He did postdoctoral work at Oxford, and was a Lecturer (1994-1997) and then Senior Lecturer (1997) at the University of Warwick before moving to Heriot-Watt.