School of Mathematics & Statistics

Staff Profile

Dr Paul Bushby

Senior Lecturer


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Exams database
  • Membership of School Learning and Teaching and Student Experience Committee
  • Applied representative on School Management Committee (Semester 1, 2016/17)
  • Member of the Newcastle University High-Performance Computing Steering Group


  • BA, Mathematics, University of Cambridge (1999)
  • MA, University of Cambridge (2003)
  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge (2003)

Previous Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge (2003 to 2007)


  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Member of the International Astronomical Union
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research Interests

  • Astrophysical fluid dynamics 
  • Magnetohydrodynamics and dynamo theory
  • Solar magnetism

Postgraduate Supervision

  • Matthew Buckley (2009-2013)
  • Laura Cole (Started 2011)
  • Amit Seta (Started 2014)
  • Can Evirgen (Started 2015)

Postdoctoral Supervision

  • Benjamin Favier (2010-2011)
  • Luiz Felippe Santiago Rodrigues (Started 2014)
  • Irina Makarenko (Started 2015)

Research Grants

  • Leverhulme Trust Grant: "Observations and models of turbulent flows: a topological approach" (2015-2019), RPG-2014-427, CoI
  • STFC Standard Grant: "Cosmic rays in the multi-phase interstellar medium with dynamo-generated magnetic fields" (2013-2015), ST/L005549/1, PI
  • STFC Consolidated Grant: "The Astrophysics Research Programme at Newcastle University" (2013-2016), ST/K001019/1, PI
  • Royal Society International Joint Project Grant: "The origin and observational signatures of cosmic magnetic fields" (2011-2013),  CoI
  • EPSRC First Grant: "Dynamos in rotating compressible convection" (2010-2011), EP/H006842/1, PI
  • STFC Standard Grant: "Short term visitors programme" (2008-2011), ST/F003080/1, CoI


Undergraduate Teaching (2015/2016)

  • MAS3120/MAS8120 Electromagnetism (Semester 1)
  • MAS1603 Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations (Semester 2)
  • MMath project supervision