I am a Reader in Astrophysics in the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.
I am also the UH Research Theme Champion for Space. This means that I represent and promote a range of research activities at UH in areas including atmospheric physics, mathematics and quantum physics, amongst others, see Space Research web pages.
After a degree in Physics at Oxford University I studied Astrophysics for my doctorate, gaining a PhD in early 1997 under the supervision of Prof Patrick Roche on the topics of star formation and infrared instrumentation. I remained at Oxford for a further 3 years of postdoctoral work, before moving to a permanent post at the University of Hertfordshire in late 1999, initially as a full time researcher on a research fellowship. I have been lecturing in physics, astrophysics and mathematics since 2007.