Short CV/Education and training

  • 2014
    Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Glasgow

  • 2006 – 2014
    Reader in Solar Physics, University of Glasgow

  • 2000 – 2006
    Lecturer in Astronomy, University of Glasgow

  • 1998 – 2000
    Senior Scientist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, California

  • 1996 – 1997
    Research Fellow, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  • 1993 – 1996
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

  • 1989 – 1992
    PhD Student, University of Glasgow

Selected publications

  • Fletcher, L. and Hudson, H. (2008) Impulsive phase flare energy transport by large-scale Alfven waves and the electron acceleration problem. Astrophysical Journal, 675(2), pp. 1645-1655. (doi:10.1086/527044)

  • Kerr, G., Fletcher, L., Russell, A. J.B. and Allred, J. C. (2016) Simulations of the Mg II k and Ca II 8542 lines from an Alfvén wave-heated flare chromosphere. Astrophysical Journal, 827(2), 101. (doi:10.3847/0004-637X/827/2/101)

  • Russell, A.J.B. and Fletcher, L. (2013) Propagation of alfvénic waves from corona to chromosphere and consequences for solar flares. Astrophysical Journal, 765(2), Art. 81. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/765/2/81)

  • Fletcher, L. et al. (2011) An observational overview of solar flares. Space Science Reviews, 159(1-4), pp. 19-106. (doi:10.1007/s11214-010-9701-8)

  • Fletcher, L., Hannah, I.G., Hudson, H.S. and Metcalf, T.R. (2007) A TRACE white light and RHESSI hard X-ray study of flare energetics. Astrophysical Journal, 656(2), pp. 1187-1196. (doi:10.1086/510446)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member, European Space Agency Solar System Exploration Working Group, 2018 – 2021

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee for the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, University of Oslo,

    since 2017

  • Senior Secretary, Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 – 2020

  • Deputy chair, STFC Astronomy Grants Panel, 2017 – 2019

  • Chair, International Astronomical Union Commission E.2 on Solar Activity, 2015 – 2018

  • Member, UK Space Agency Solar Post-Launch Support panel, since 2013

  • Member, Science Working Group, DKI Solar Telescope, since 2006


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