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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Dr David Mulryne


Royal Society University Research Fellow | Senior Lecturer

Telephone: 020 7882 7046
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 512


Teaching at QMUL

2016-2019 SPA7005 Cosmology  

2019 SPA5000 Communication skills for physicists 

I also regularly supervise BSc, MSci, and astrophysics MSc students for their research projects, and I regularly work with and supervise PhD students. 

Outreach and engagement with society

I enjoy outreach work a lot and regularly lecture to visiting students at Queen Mary, and visit schools myself to give talks. I take part in various other outreach activities. If you are interested in me delivering an activity please get in touch. 

I also worked as a mentor for the destination STEMM project 2016-2019, and currently volunteer as a tutor for the Access Project. 


Research Interests:

I'm interested in all aspects of the structure and evolution of the universe, from its earliest moments to its behaviour today, and in observations which inform us about the universe. Predominantly, however, I have worked on the very early universe, and in particular a phase of accelerated expansion known as inflation. Inflation is thought to be the origin of all structure in the universe, and so is a hugely important period in its history.

Information about a code for inflationary cosmology, PyTransport, that I have developed can be found at


Examples of research funding:

Royal Society University Research Fellowship, 2014-2021, value ~£470k.

Royal Society University Research Fellowship enhancement award, 2018-2022, value ~£90k.

Royal Society University Research Fellowship Renewal, 2021-2024, value ~£350k


A full list of my publications can be found here.


I supervise PhD students in the area of early universe cosmology. 

Current students: Mr Pedro Fernandes, Mr Matthew Davies 

Former students: Dr Zac Kenton (2018), Dr Shailee Imrith (2019), Dr John Ronayne (2019)


PhD project summary for prospective students: Early universe physics

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