Dr Paul Bushby
Senior Lecturer

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Exams database
  • Membership of School Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Personal tutor


  • BA, Mathematics, University of Cambridge (1999)
  • 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)

Postdoctoral Supervision

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

Research Grants

  • STFC Standard Grant: "Cosmic rays in the multi-phase interstellar medium with dynamo-generated magnetic fields" (11/2013-3/2015), ST/L005549/1, PI
  • STFC Consolidated Grant: "The Astrophysics Research Programme at Newcastle University" (4/2013-3/2016), ST/K001019/1, PI
  • Royal Society International Joint Project Grant: "The origin and observational signatures of cosmic magnetic fields" (2/2011-2/2013),  CoI
  • EPSRC First Grant: "Dynamos in rotating compressible convection" (1/2010-12/2011), EP/H006842/1, PI
  • STFC Standard Grant: "Short term visitors programme" (6/2008-6/2011), ST/F003080/1, CoI

Undergraduate Teaching (2014/2015)

  • MAS1143 Problem-Solving Techniques (Semester 1)
  • MAS3120/MAS8120 Electromagnetism (Semester 1)
  • MMath project supervisor