Recent News

  • 29th Nov 2017: Transit of WASP-11b Observed with the MHT.

About Me

I am a lecturer in Astronomy at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute of the University of Central Lancashire.

Prior to arriving at UCLan I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, where I worked with Eva Schinnerer and Glenn van de Ven on science planning for the forthcoming LINC-NIRVANA instrument, as well as projects related to compact stellar systems (such as globular clusters, UCDs, and cEs) and galaxy formation.

Between 2008 and 2012 I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA, where I worked with Sheila Kannappan on the RESOLVE survey and other projects related to compact stellar system formation.

I undertook my PhD in the Department of Physics of the University of Durham, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Ray Sharples.

My research focusses on the study of the formation of early type galaxies, the so-called red-and-dead galaxies that are mostly spheroidal in shape, red in colour, and not currently forming stars.

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  • Teaching for 2017-2018
  • Module Leader for AA2001
  • Lab Tutor for AA1051
  • Co-supervisor for 3rd year projects in AP3950
  • Supervising a group project for AA3057
  • Supervising a dissertation project for AA3050