I'm a Postdoctoral Research Associate working at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, at the University of Manchester. I have recently completed my PhD thesis on dusty evolved stars, under the guidance of Dr. Ciska Kemper and Professor Albert Zijlstra.
My research interests include the production of dust in evolved stars, the life cycle of dust in galaxies and the stellar population of local group galaxies. The vast majority of my research involves analysing Spitzer spectroscopy and photometry as part of the Spitzer SAGE collaboration. I am also involved with the SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics) project. You can listen to me talk about my research on the April 2014 Extra Jodcast.
To find out more about what I do see my research page.
In my spare time I can be found with a microphone tracking down other unsuspecting astronomers to interview for the Jodcast. I am an avid sports fan and love mountain biking and swimming. I also like to travel, visit ancient historical sites, and at the end of a long day curling up with a good book.
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Alan Turing Building
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manchester
Tel: 0161 275 54103