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Dr James McKee


Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Data Science AI and Modelling Centre (DAIM)


  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Manchester)


I am an astrophysicist at the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics and a lecturer in the Centre of Excellence for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Modelling (DAIM). I work on radio astronomy of pulsars, using some of the most sensitive telescopes in the world. My main areas of research are pulsar timing, the interstellar medium, and single pulse emission from pulsars.

I studied Physics at the University of Hull and was awarded a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics by The University of Manchester. I have held research positions at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.

I am a member of several international collaborations including:

Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)

North American NanoHertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav)

Large European Array for Pulsars (LEAP)

European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA)

International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA)

The NenuFAR array

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Probing the Local Interstellar Medium with Scintillometry of the Bright Pulsar B1133+16

McKee, J. W., Zhu, H., Stinebring, D. R., & Cordes, J. M. (2022). Probing the Local Interstellar Medium with Scintillometry of the Bright Pulsar B1133+16. The Astrophysical journal, 927(1), Article 99.

Research interests


Neutron stars

The interstellar medium

Gravitational waves

Radio astronomy

Testing theories of gravity

Postgraduate supervision

Radio astronomy of pulsars

Current student: Georgia Lowes, "Shedding light on pulsar emission and its propagation through plasma environments"