I am currently a Lecturer in Physical Sciences. I was formerly Academic Director for Physical Sciences at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (2014-2016), Principal Research Fellow at the University of Southampton (2015-2017), Lecturer at the University of Southampton (2009-2015), Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire (2005-2009), Associate Lecturer (part-time) with the Open University (2006-2008) and Ingenieur Postdoc at the Service d'Astrophysique, Commission d'Energie Atomique (Saclay) (2004-2005). I obtained my PhD from the University of Bristol in 2004, and my MSci (Physics with Astrophysics) also from the University of Bristol in 2001.
My research interests include the physics of extragalactic jets, the physics of galaxy groups and clusters, high-energy astrophysics, the evolution of galaxy groups and large-scale structure, and next-generation X-ray and radio facilities, including LOFAR, SKA and Athena. I'm an active member of the LOFAR Extragalactic Surveys KSP, and a Topical Panel chair for the ESA Athena next-generation X-ray observatory. As of July 2017 I have published >95 refereed journal articles, accruing >4700 citations.
I have taught a variety of courses in physics and astronomy at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including core physics, stellar evolution, galaxies, high-energy astrophysics and cosmology.
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