School of Mathematics & Statistics

Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Fletcher

Senior Lecturer



BSc, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Newcastle (1998)
PhD, Applied Mathematics, Newcastle (2001)

Previous Positions

Research Associate, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University, (2004 to 2006)
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany, (2002 to 2004)


Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society


Research Interests

Galactic magnetic fields
The interstellar medium
Cosmic rays
Interpretation of radio telescope observations
LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project

Postgraduate Supervision

Co-supervisor of :
Dr Andrew Smith
Dr Fred Gent

Esteem Indicators

Invited review talks at the following conferences:
"Theory and observations of extra-galactic magnetic fields", Paris, France, 2010
"The dynamic Interstellar Medium", Naramata, Canada, 2010
"Pearls '09: spiral arm substructure in nearby galaxies", STScI, Baltimore, USA, 2009
"Cosmological magnetic fields", Ascona, Switzerland, 2009


STFC Science in Society public engagement award (2012)

Leverhulme Trust Research Project "Quantitative Morphology of interstellar gas in the Milky Way" (2011-2014) 

Royal Society International Joint Project "The origin and observational signatures of cosmic magnetic fields" (2011-2012)

STFC Visitors Grant (2008-2011)

Travel grants from the Royal Society (2007, 2010), STFC (2010)

Nuffield Scholarships for Undergraduate Research Students (2007, 2009)


Undergraduate Teaching

MAS 2105 Solving Differential Equations (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
MAS 3110 Instabilities (2007)
MAS 3118 Instabilities & Turbulence (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
MAS 3109 Project Module (2010)
MMath Final Year Project Supervision (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014). Projects on: Supernova Remnants; Bird Flocks; Automated counting of bird populations; Milky Way rotation and mass models.