Dr Lauren Orr

Space weather scientist
BGS Edinburgh
  • 2020 – 2022: Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • 2020 – 2020: Post-Doc Research Fellow, University of Warwick
  • 2016 – 2020: PhD Plasma Physics, University of Warwick
  • 2012 – 2016: MMath Mathematics, University of St Andrews



  • Space weather, particularly storms and substorms
  • Geomagnetically induced currents
  • High latitude electric field models
  • Magnetospheric and Ionospheric currents
  • Data analysis using modern techniques e.g. Network Analysis,  Wavelets, Extreme value analysis

ORCID: 0000-0002-8257-1362

Key papers

  • Orr, L, Grocott, A, Walach, M.-T, Chisham, G, Freeman, M. P, Lam, M. M, & Shore, R. M. (2023). A quantitative comparison of high latitude electric field models during a large geomagnetic storm. Space Weather, 21, e2022SW003301. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022SW003301
  • Orr, L,Chapman, S. C, & Beggan, C. D. (2021). Wavelet and network analysis of magnetic field variation and geomagnetically induced currents during large storms. Space Weather, 19, e2021SW002772. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021SW002772
  • Orr, L, Chapman, S. C, Gjerloev, J. W, & Guo, W. (2021). Network community structure of substorms using SuperMAG magnetometers. Nature communications12(1), 1842. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22112-4
  • Orr, L, Chapman, S. C, & Gjerloev, J. W. (2019). Directed network of substorms using SuperMAG ground-based magnetometer data. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 6268–6278. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082824


PhD Thesis

  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

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