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Academic Staff

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Dr Diego Altamirano
Principal Research Fellow, RS URF
Room 4076; Ext 21277
accretion and outflows, black holes and neutron stars, time domain astrophysics, X-ray transients
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Prof Tony Bird
Professor
Room 5013; Ext 22190
high-energy astrophysics, high-mass X-ray binaries, instrumentation
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Dr Robert Fear
Principal Research Fellow, STFC ERF
Room 4091; Ext 22099
aurora, magnetic reconnection, magnetospheres
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Dr Poshak Gandhi
Associate Professor, STFC ERF
Room 4073a; Ext 22089
accretion and outflows, multiwavelength surveys, time-domain astronomy
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Dr Wynn Ho
Associate Professor
Room 5007; Ext 23932
accretion, atmosphere modelling, gravitational waves, neutron stars
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Dr Sebastian Hoenig
Associate Professor
Room 4061; Ext 27370
active galactic nuclei, dust, infra-red astronomy, time-domain astronomy
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Dr Caitriona Jackman
Associate Professor, STFC ERF
Room 4088; Ext 22048
aurora, magnetic reconnection, magnetospheres, solar wind
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Prof Christian Knigge
Professor, Head of Astronomy Group
Room 5009; Ext 23955
accretion and outflows, active galactic nuclei, interacting binaries
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Dr Matt Middleton
Lecturer, STFC ERF
Room 4063; Ext 22111
ULXs
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Dr Francesco Shankar
Associate Professor
Room 5067; Ext 22150
active galactic nuclei, black holes, galaxy evolution
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Prof Mark Sullivan
Professor
Room 5021; Ext 27573
cosmology, supernovae, time-domain astronomy
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Dr Daniel Whiter
Lecturer
Room 4089; Ext 22095
aurora, instrumentation

Outreach

Post-doctoral Researchers

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Dr Charlotte Angus
Postdoctoral Researcher
Room 4053; Ext 22087
supernovae and host galaxies
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Dr Ranieri Baldi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Room 4077
active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies
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Dr Aru Beri
Postdoctoral Researcher/RS Newton International Fellow
Room 4075
X-ray binaries
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Dr Regis Cartier Ugarte
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Sam Connolly
Postdoctoral Researcher

active galactic nuclei
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Dr John Coxon
Postdoctoral Researcher

magnetospheres
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Dr Nick Higginbottom
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Mathew Smith
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr David Williamson
Postdoctoral Researcher
Room 4079; Ext 22446
AGN, galaxy evolution, hydrodynamics

Postgraduate Students

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Chris Boon
PhD Student

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Peter Boorman
PhD Student

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Bella Boulderstone
PhD Student

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Steve Browett
PhD Student

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Rory Brown
PhD Student

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Stewart Buchan
PhD Student

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Alex Clarke
PhD Student

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Jamie Court
PhD Student

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Georgios Dimitriadis
PhD Student

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Judith Ineson
PhD Student

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Victoria Lepingwell
PhD Student
Room 4057
INTEGRAL, machine learning
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Sam Mangham
PhD Student

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Szymon Prajs
PhD Student

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Miika Pursiainen
PhD Student
Room 4057
DES, supernovae
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Joe Reed
PhD Student

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Jade Reidy
PhD Student

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Andy Smith
PhD Student

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David Williams
PhD Student

Emeritus

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Prof Phil Charles
Professor
observational high-energy astrophysics
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Prof Betty Lanchester
Professor
aurora, ionosphere