School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Magda Carr

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Director of Business & Engagement


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Director of Business & Engagement, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics

Previous Positions

  • Senior Lecturer & Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of St Andrews (2006-18)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Dundee (2008-present)
  • EPSRC PDRA, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Dundee (2003-2006)


  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, Durham University (2000-03)
  • BSc (1st class honours) in Mathematics with European Studies, Durham University, (1995-1999)


Research Interests

  • Internal Solitary Waves (mode-1, mode-2, stability, shoaling, upper and lower boundary layer effects)
  • Thermal Convection in Porous-Fluid Layers
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Expertise includes experimental flow visualisation and measurement (PIV and micro-conductivity sensors) and numerical modelling (combined contour and pseudo-spectral).


  • EPSRC IAA, Mitigation of anoxic water build up in the Clyde (2019)
  • NERC One Planet, PhD studentship (2019-2021)
  • EPSRC IAA, Modelling anoxic water in the Clyde Estuary (2018)
  • Energy Technology Partnership. PhD studentship (2017-2020)
  • Hydralab Plus, Internal wave dynamics in the marginal ice zone (2017)
  • Hydralab IV, Dynamics of restricted exchange flows (2011)
  • Northern Research Partnership. PhD studentship (2009-2012)
  • EPSRC, Breaking characteristics of large amplitude internal solitary waves (2008-2011)