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Ms Megan Maunder




I am a third year PhD Student in the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid DynamicsSolar-Terrestrial Plasmas and Space Weather. Under the supervision of Dr Claire Foullon, I am in receipt of an STFC funded Studentship for a 'Multi-Spacecraft Investigation of Solar and Heliospheric Plasmas'.

I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2018 with an MSci Mathematics (Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics) and a College Commendation. My master's project was titled 'STEREO Investigation of High Latitude Coronal Mass Ejections'.

My research interests include solar and heliospheric plasmas and Space Weather, with a particular interest in Coronal Mass Ejections. 



  • STMG Seminar, St Andrews (Invited Online Seminar)- December 2020
  • Autumn MIST 2020 (Online Talk) - November 2020
  • 3rd UK Solar Orbiter Workshop, St Andrews (Talk)- January 2020
  • EMPS PGR Conference, Exeter (Talk) - January 2020
  • CGAFD Seminar, Exeter (Seminar) - March 2019
  • NAM2019, Bath (Poster)  - July 2019

Royal Astronomical Society:

I became a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in October 2018. I am the Advocacy Team Lead for the RAS Early Career Network Committee. Please get in touch if I can help you in this capacity.

I am also a member of the Royal Astronomical Membership Committee.

Post-Graduate Representative:

Myself and Paul Bowen were the Mathematics PGR Representatives for 2018/19. Post-Graduate Research Students are welcome to get in touch if they have any questions about the role.

Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant:

I have been a Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University since 2018. I completed LTHE1&2 in 2018/19 and have worked on the following modules:

  • NSC1002 Mathematics and Computing: Integrative Tools for Natural Sciences (2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21)
  • MTH2003 Differential Equations (2019/2020, 2020/21)
  • MTH3008 Partial Differential Equations (2018/19, 2019/2020, 2020/21)
  • MTH3007 Fluid Dynamics (2019/2020)