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Josie Rawes



I am a Lecturer in the School of PET specialising in radio astronomy and high energy astrophysics. I am actively involved in projects with the School's outreach facility, the Astrocampus, in particular I am co-managing an initiative using VR headsets in local schools. My research interests are centred around mapping the intensity and magnetic fields of radio bright objects such as jets and supernova remnants.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of York, UK
  • Lecturer, University of Bristol 2017 - 2019
  • PhD Astrophysics, University of Bristol
  • MSci Physics (Hons), University of Bristol

Roles in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

  • Lecturer (2022 - University of York)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Coordinator
  • Standing Committee for Academic Misconduct Panel Member
  • Y1 Experimental Laboratory Coordinator




  • Lecturer for Stage 1 Vibrations and Waves module component
  • Python Lab Project Coordinator for Stage 1 
  • Laboratory supervisor for Stage 1 Experimental Laboratory
  • Lecturer for Stage 2 Lasers module component
  • Lecturer for Stage 3 Galaxies module component
  • Laboratory supervisor for Astrophysics in Stage 3 Advanced Astrophysical Laboratory



Supervisor for BSc and MPhys Astrophysics projects. Example projects include
  • Investigating the variability of extragalactic radio jets
  • Mapping supernova remnants
  • Practical radio astronomy using the radio facilities at the Astrocampus
  • Gravitational Wave detection

External activities


  • Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Lightyear Foundation (link), a charity breaking down the barriers to disabled children in STEM subjects. We have collaborated with this charity to set up an outreach project empowering disabled children in the local region to engage with astronomy through the use of virtual reality technologies.
  • Editorial board member for Physics Review, a magazine for students studying A-level Physics. 

Josie Rawes

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology
University of York
YO10 5DD
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Room: P/A 009