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Douglas S. Bridges

Referee for: F.1.1, F.1.3, F.2, F.4.1, G., G.0
Institution: University of Canterbury
Address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand
Home Page: http://www.math.canterbury.ac.nz/%7Emathdsb/

Curriculum Vitae:

Born and raised in Edinburgh (Scotland).


  • George Watson's College, Edinburgh (1951-63)
  • University of Edinburgh (B. Sc. in Mathematics, First Class Hons, 1967)
  • University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (M. Sc., 1969)
  • University of Edinburgh (Dip. Ed., 1969)
  • University of Oxford (D.Phil., 1975)


  • Mathematics Master, Clifton College, Bristol (1969-71)
  • Lecturer (1975-79), Senior Lecturer (1979-82), Professor (1982-89) of Mathematics, University of Buckingham
  • Professor of Mathematics, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (1989-98); Chairman of Department of Mathematics & Statistics (1989-95)
  • Professor of Pure Mathematics, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (1999-2015); Head of Department (1999-2015)
  • Professor Emeritus (2015-)

Main Research Interests:

  • Constructive foundations of:
    • analysis: in particular, functional analysis (including Banach algebras and operator algebras), measure theory, operator theory,approximation theory, real and complex analysis;
    • topology: the axiomatic theory of apartness between sets.
  • Mathematical economics: the numerical representation of preference relations; demand functions; equilibrium theory; constructive methods.
  • Computability and abstract complexity theory.
  • Quantum logic and operator-theoretic foundations of physics