Dr John Harvey
Daphne Jackson Fellow
Telephone: (01792) 606659
Room: Office - 326
Third Floor
Computational Foundry
Bay Campus

I hold a Daphne Jackson Fellowship, sponsored jointly by Swansea University and the EPSRC. 

Most of my work is in the area of Alexandrov geometry, the study of inner metric spaces with a lower curvature bound. I am interested in this subject both for its own intrinsic beauty and for the light it can cast on Riemannian geometry. I also study symmetry in a wide variety of settings – general topological spaces, metric spaces, Alexandrov spaces and Riemannian manifolds.

I am applying my geometric expertise to topological data analysis, taking on questions of geometric inference. In particular, I am studying the construction of estimators for geometric invariants of submanifolds of Euclidean space.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geometry
  • Topology
  • Topological data analysis


  1. Harvey, J. G-actions with close orbit spaces Transformation Groups 22 4 967 977
  2. Harvey, J., Searle, C. Orientation and symmetries of Alexandrov spaces with applications in positive curvature The Journal of Geometric Analysis 27 2 1636 1666
  3. Harvey, J. Convergence of isometries, with semicontinuity of symmetry of Alexandrov spaces Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 144 8 3507 3515
  4. Harvey, J. Equivariant Alexandrov Geometry and Orbifold Finiteness The Journal of Geometric Analysis 26 3 1925 1945


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