Dr Sophie Calabretto

“Remember you’re a professional, so always wear shoes!” — Professor Jim Denier

Dr Sophie Calabretto

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Macquarie University

Honorary Associate Professor,

Aerospace & Computational Engineering (ACE) Research Group

School of Engineering

University of Leicester

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  • Denier JP, SAW Calabretto, The effect of crossflow on Görtler vortices in wall-bounded jets (in preparation).
  • Calabretto SAW, Beron-Vera FJ, Haller G, Extraction of submesoscale eddies (in preparation).
  • Calabretto SAW, The spatial and temporal development of the flow due to an impulsively rotated cone (submitted).
  • • Ceccacci S, Calabretto SAW, Thomas C, Denier JP, The effect of slip on the development of flow separation due to a bump in a channel (submitted).
  • • Ceccacci S, Calabretto SAW, Thomas C, Denier JP 2022 The linear stability of slip channel flows. Physics of Fluids 34, 074103.
  • • Lamb KE, Kasza J, Calabretto SAW, Wijesuriya R, McIver L 2022 Women of Significance? Signficance 19, 16-20.
  • • Al-Malki MA, Hussain Z, Garrett SJ, Calabretto SAW 2021 Effects of parietal suction and injection on the stability of the Blasius boundary-layer flow over a permeable, heated plate. Physical Review Fluids 6, 113902.
  • Calabretto SAW, Denier JP 2020 Transition in the flow due to a rotating sphere: Simulating isolated roughness. Physics of Fluids 32, 074108.
  • Calabretto SAW, Denier JP, Levy B 2019 An experimental and computational study of the post-collisional flow induced by an impulsively rotated sphere. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 881, 772−793.
  • Calabretto SAW, Denier JP 2019 Instabilities in the flow around an impulsively rotated sphere. Physical Review Fluids 4, 073904.
  • Calabretto SAW, Denier JP, Mattner TW 2018 The transient development of the flow in an impulsively rotated annular container. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 32, 821−845.
  • Calabretto SAW, Denier JP, Mattner TW 2016 The flow external to a rotating torus. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 30, 295−312.
  • Calabretto SAW, Levy B, Denier JP, Mattner TW 2015 The unsteady flow due to an impulsively rotated sphere.  Proceedings of the Royal Society A 471, 20150299.
  • Calabretto SAW, Mattner TW, Denier JP 2015 The effect of seam imperfections on the unsteady flow within a fluid-filled torus. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 767, 240−253.


  • Calabretto SAW 2015 Instability and transition in unsteady rotating flows. Doctoral Thesis. University of Auckland.
  • Calabretto S 2011 Mathematical models of neuron firing. Honours Thesis. The University of Adelaide.

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