Institute of Astronomy

Potential Supervisors and their Research Interests

Students from Overseas and the Republic of Ireland require a confirmed project and supervisor in order to receive an offer of admission and apply for certain scholarships and University funding. Below are the names and links to the members of staff expected to be available as supervisors for students beginning PhDs in October 2023. Exploring recent papers with the individuals as authors on the NASA ADS website will give an insight into current research interests.

Given the University deadline for funding nominations is early in 2023, potential applicants from Overseas and the Republic of Ireland will need to establish contact with possible supervisor(s) well before Christmas in order to be considered for scholarship funding.

The situation is different for students with Home fee status (mainly United Kingdom residents). Home-fee students, who are interviewed, will receive guidance concerning the research areas we can offer when they attend for interview in February. Much of the first term of the PhD is devoted to talking to potential supervisors and exploring the wide range of possible projects on offer. Home students should establish that Institute researchers work in areas of interest but it is not necessary to establish a connection with a potential supervisor before making an application.

This section of the  website is currently being updated but if you have any queries please contact

Click here to see the areas of research currently being undertaken at the Institute.

Professor Vasily Belokurov

Dr Amy Bonsor

Professor Cathie Clarke

Professor Wyn Evans

Dr Anastasia Fialkov

Dr Simon Hodgkin

Dr Nikku Madhusudhan

Dr Kaisey Mandel

Professor Richard McMahon

Dr Ian Parry

Dr Ollie Shorttle

Dr Debora Sijacki

Professor Chris Tout

Dr Nicholas Walton

Professor Mark Wyatt






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