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X-ray and Observational Astronomy
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I am a member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, where I first completed a 4 year MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics, before staying on to do a PhD in X-ray Astronomy. (A PDF copy of my thesis, "XMM-Newton observations of Type-1 Active Galactic Nuclei", is available. Be warned- it's long!) After finishing my PhD, I didn't like the look of the "Real World" outside the university, so I continued to work in the department, partly still doing research in the X-ray and Observational Astronomy group and partly over in the Space Research Centre, working on the calibration of GERB 2, one of the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget instruments. Now I work as a Data Centre Scientist on the Swift mission (and previously as a Catalogue Scientist for the XMM Survey Science Centre).

Click here for an introduction to novae, gamma-ray bursts and active galactic nuclei.

A list of my publications can be found here.

Posters, presentations and media appearances