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Senior Lecturer in Mathematics & Statistics, La Trobe University

Dr Jackson holds a non-teaching position at La Trobe until 2017, though he is partly involved in the delivery of algebra and model theory.

His research interests centre around semigroups, universal algebra and their application. Specific topics include Finite basis problems for varieties, quasivarieties, and Computational complexity and decidability/undecidability.

He is an associate editor of the Mathematics journals Algebra Universalis and the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, La Trobe University


  • 1999 
    University of Tasmania, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Complexity in algebra and algebra in complexity: the role of finite semigroups and general algebra
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Mathematical Logic, Set Theory, Lattices And Universal Algebra (010107)
  • Computation Theory And Mathematics (0802)
  • Algebra And Number Theory (010101)