Alastair Craw

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

After completing my PhD at the University of Warwick in 2001, I was appointed as a Wylie Instructor at the University of Utah and later as a Simons Instructor at the University of Stony Brook. 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 in Mathematics: 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.

The Bath Geometry Seminar. I also sometimes follow the COW and the GLEN (formerly the EGA)


Teaching: In 2018/19 I'm teaching MA30055 Introduction to Topology.


Research on ME/CFS and proprioception: I recently became interested in understanding whether a link exists between ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and Proprioception Dysfunction Syndrome (PDS), at least for some patients. This case study provides some evidence:

The potential benefit is that diagnosis and treatment for PDS exists due to the work of Orlando Alves da Silva. This case study demonstrates that it is possible for a severely ill patient to recover from the symptoms of ME/CFS while undergoing the treatment for PDS.