School of Mathematics & Statistics

Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Fletcher

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Background

Qualifications

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)

Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Research

Research Interests

Google Scholar

Galactic magnetic fields
The interstellar medium
Cosmic rays
Radio astronomy

Postgraduate Supervision

Co-supervisor of :
Dr Andrew Smith (graduated)
Dr Fred Gent (graduated)
James Hollins
Can Cetin Evirgen
Jack Walton

Funding

Great North Museum: Hancock Public Engagement Fellowship (2016)

STFC Consolidated Grant "Magnetic fields and cosmic rays in high-redshift and nearby spiral galaxies" (2016-2019)

Leverhulme Trust Research Project "Observations and models of turbulent flows: a topological approach" (2015-2019)

Royal Astronomical Society Undergraduate research bursary (2014)

STFC Consolidated Grant "Cosmic rays in the multiphase interstellar medium, with dynamo generated magnetic fields" (2012-2015)

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)

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

MAS 2105 Solving Differential Equations (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 ,2015)
MAS 3110 Instabilities (2007) 
MAS 3118 Instabilities & Turbulence (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
MAS 3109 Project Module (2010, 2016)
MAS 1801 Problem Solving (2015, 2016)
MAS 2602 Computing (2016)

MMath Final Year Project Supervision (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015). Projects on: Supernova Remnants; Bird Flocks; Automated counting of bird populations; Milky Way rotation and mass models.

Publications