Originally from Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex, I am a cosmologist and since December 2021 I have been working in the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics & Astronomy. Before that I was working in the Cosmology and Relativity group at the Queen Mary University of London’s Astronomy Unit, beginning in Octopber 2019. I completed my PhD at the Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation which I started in October 2016 working with David Bacon and Alkistis Pourtsidou. I am mainly interested in using radio and optical surveys of large-scale cosmic structure to understand more about how our Universe works. Please see my Research page or download my Thesis for more information on this. My research is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
I am due to start a position at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester on 1st April working with Laura Wolz under the UKRI Future Leader Fellowship grant “Mapping the cosmic web with neutral hydrogen during the era of the Square Kilometre Array”.
I am a keen footballer, playing since a young age. Right: a picture of me having a kick-around at a campsite in St Ives, Cornwall. Below: Me proudly representing my department’s staff team as captain in a charity match against the undergraduate students. An article about the game can be found here.
Another hobby of mine is getting out on my bike. I love most types of cycling but getting out into the forest and doing some off-road mountain biking is perhaps my favourite. Left: sun shining down on my bike at Queen Elizabeth County Park. Below: me on a cycling tour around the magnificent Cape Town and the iconic Table Mountain.
When not working or doing some kind of sport, I enjoy going to the pub and exploring new places. Above: me at RHS Wisley.