Dr. Oliver Allanson

School of Engineering

Assistant Professor


Engineering Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Oliver is Assistant Professor in Space Environment in the Space Environment and Radio Engineering (SERENE) group, in the School of Engineering. His up-do-date profile can be found on the University of Birmingham Research Portal.

This includes all research, publications, grants, biography, prizes, invited talks, service etc.

Assistant Professor in Space Environment

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2018

PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of St Andrews, 2017

MASt in Applied Mathematics/Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 2013

MPhys in Mathematics-Theoretical Physics, University of St Andrews, 2012

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Assistant Professor & NERC Independent Research Fellow, 01/2023 - present

University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy

03/2023 - present

University of Exeter, Penryn/Cornwall Campus, Penryn, UK

Senior Research Fellow/NERC Independent Research Fellow

07/2021 - 01/2023

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Senior Research Associate, then Research Fellow

09/2020 - 07/2021

University of Reading, Reading, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate and undergraduate tutor, 06/2017 - 08/2020

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK

PhD in Applied Mathematics and undergraduate tutor

10/2013 - 08/2017

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Master of Advanced Study in Applied Mathematics/Theoretical Physics (“Part III")

10/2012 – 06/2013

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK

Master of Physics in Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, 09/2008 – 06/2012

I am always looking for new PhD students interested in space science.

Interested students should send me a complete CV and a one-page (single sided) statement on their research interests.

Prizes; significant grants; professional membership, service and activities are all listed on the University of Birmingham Research portal.

Please see up-to-date lists on the University of Birmingham Research portal.