I'm a STFC STEP Researcher at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, at the University of Manchester. I have recently submitted my PhD thesis on dusty evolved stars, under the supervision of Professor Albert Zijlstra and Dr. Ciska Kemper. 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. 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
Room 3.208, Alan Turing Building
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manchester
Tel: 0161 275 54103