I obtained a first class Masters degree in Mathematics and Physics (MMath&Phys) in 2015 and an Applied Mathematics PhD in 2019 at The University of Manchester, where I am now a research associate in the Department of Mathematics. I am a massive football fan, supporting Liverpool FC and England.
I am a research associate investigating granular flows using mathematical modelling, laboratory experiments and numerical simulations working with Prof. Nico Gray and Dr. Chris Johnson. Small-scale laboratory experiments show very similar behaviour to large scale geophysical mass flows such as avalanches, landslides and pyroclastic flows. In particular, we are interested in phenomena where solid-like and liquid-like regions coexist. I am also a member of the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, an interdisciplinary research group combining theoretical, numerical and small-scale experimental investigations, which has laboratories in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
Between the academic years of 2015/16 and 2018/19, I was a first year physics laboratory demonstrator (PHYS10180). In this role, I assisted students in performing experiments and assessed them via lab interviews and lab reports. Also as part of this role, I helped to update the teaching resources.
- Retrogressive failure of a static granular layer on an inclined plane
A. S. Russell, C. G. Johnson, A. N. Edwards, S. Viroulet, F. M. Rocha & J. M. N. T. Gray (2019)
J. Fluid Mech. 869, 313-340.
- Frictional hysteresis and particle deposition in granular free-surface flows
A. N. Edwards, A. S. Russell, C. G. Johnson & J. M. N. T. Gray (2019)
J. Fluid Mech. 875, 1058-1095.