Here you can find a few more details about my track record. In brief: I grew up in Reading, a fairly mundane industrial town close to London, UK. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, but after consuming a hefty dose of (sometimes rather sensationalist) popular science books, physics seemed like a decent place to start. ​

I secured a place to study physics at the University of Oxford, and after my undergraduate degree I started a PhD in astrophysics. After graduating I was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow at All Souls College, one of the constituent colleges of Oxford University. ​

I spent five years as fellow of this strange and special place, including one year as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. In 2019 I moved to Queen Mary University of London as a Royal Society University Research Fellow and proleptic Reader. In October 2023 I moved to take up a professorship at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG), University of Portsmouth. ​

If you really want all the gory details, here's a short CV (might be a little out of date at times...). Also, here's a Q&A with me published by the EuCAPT initiative.

Image credit: Michael Weir via Unsplash.

This is Wallingford, a town very near to where I grew up. This is what home looks like to me: greenery, the River Thames (flooded), brooding grey skies. As a child I spend large amounts of time on canal boats, like the one in the picture.