Dr Oliver Allanson MPhys MASt FRAS AFHEA PhD

Dr Oliver Allanson

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Assistant Professor

Contact details

School of Engineering
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Space Environment and Radio Engineering (SERENE) Group
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Please see Oliver Allanson’s up-to-date Pure research profile.  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


Supervision of Individual Projects (EESE MSc)

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Allanson is 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.

Other activities

Prizes; significant grants; professional membership, service and activities are all listed on