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