Alastair Craw

I am a Reader in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath.

After completing my PhD with Miles Reid at the University of Warwick in 2001, I was appointed as a Wylie Instructor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and later as a Simons Instructor at the University of Stony Brook in New York. In 2006 I returned to the UK as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow in 2006, and I took up my current post at the University of Bath in 2013.

  • E-mail: a dot craw at bath dot ac dot uk
  • Office: Building 4W, room 3.49
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1225 385327

  • Address:
    Department of Mathematical Sciences,
    University of Bath,
    Claverton Down,
    Bath BA2 7AY,
    United Kingdom.


Research: My research establishes links between algebraic geometry and representation theory using techniques from geometric invariant theory, toric geometry, quiver representations, noncommutative algebras and derived categories.

I am one of the organisers of the Bath Geometry Seminar. I also sometimes follow the COW and the GLEN (formerly the EGA)

Editorial work: I was an editorial adviser for the London Mathematical Society (2009-13 and 2016-17) and a subject editor at the Glasgow Mathematical Journal (2008-12).

I will not publish in or sit on an editorial board of an Elsevier journal; see The Cost of Knowledge.


Teaching: In 2018/19 I will teach MA30055 Introduction to Topology.

In 2012/13 I received the award for the Best Teacher in the College of Science and Engineering (Univ. Glasgow).