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Dr David Pritchard


Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement

I am an applied mathematician with an interest in fluid dynamics, especially applied to the earth sciences. I have particular interests in non-Newtonian fluids, in flow in porous media, and in sediment transport in environmental flows.

For further information about my academic background and activities, please see my personal web pages at


Simple waves and shocks in a thin film of a perfectly soluble antisurfactant solution
Conn J. J. A., Duffy B. R., Pritchard D., Wilson S. K., Sefiane K.
Journal of Engineering Mathematics Vol 107, pp. 167-178, (2017)
On the formation of convolute lamination in mud-rich turbidites
Gladstone C., McClelland H.M.O., Woodcock N.H., Pritchard D., Hunt J.
Sedimentology, pp. 1-43, (2017)
Thermosolutal convection in an evolving soluble porous medium
Corson Lindsey T., Pritchard David
Journal of Fluid Mechanics Vol 832, pp. 666-696, (2017)
Unsteady flow of a thixotropic fluid in a slowly varying pipe
Croudace Andrew I., Pritchard David, Wilson Stephen K.
Physics of Fluids Vol 29, (2017)
Radial viscous fingering of hot asthenosphere within the Icelandic plume beneath the North Atlantic Ocean
Schoonman C. M., White N. J., Pritchard D.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters Vol 468, pp. 51-61, (2017)
Flow of a thixotropic or antithixotropic fluid in a slowly varying channel : the weakly advective regime
Pritchard David, Wilson Stephen, McArdle Catriona
Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Vol 238, pp. 140-157, (2016)

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Professional activities

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC) 2016
Invited speaker
Focussed Research Group on Geophysical Viscoplastic Flows
Invited speaker
28th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting
10th Annual European Rheology Conference, AERC 2015
Invited talk at University College London
Invited speaker
Invited contribution to HEA-sponsored book launch and CPD event.
Invited speaker

more professional activities


Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Schofield, Feargus
Wilson, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Pritchard, David (Co-investigator) Schofield, Feargus (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2019
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) / R160677-114
Pritchard, David (Principal Investigator) Corson, Stephen (Co-investigator) Mottram, Nigel (Co-investigator) Wilson, Stephen (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2016 - 31-Mar-2017
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Croudace, Andrew
Pritchard, David (Principal Investigator) Wilson, Stephen (Co-investigator) Croudace, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2014 - 01-Feb-2018
Doctoral Training Grant | McArdle, Catriona
Pritchard, David (Principal Investigator) Wilson, Stephen (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 17-Jul-2013
Mechanistic modelling of smouldering remediation to evaluate its effects on soil properties and interactions with groundwater
Pritchard, David (Principal Investigator) Switzer, Christine (Principal Investigator) Corson, Lindsey (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 16-Mar-2017
Setting fire to soil: modelling smouldering remediation to evaluate its effects on soil properties
Pritchard, David (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 16-Mar-2016

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