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Research interests

My work focuses on how quasars and galaxies form and evolve across cosmic time. I currently focus on preparing for the upcoming WEAVE-LOFAR survey which will ultimately deliver optical spectroscopy of >a million extragalactic radio sources, and kicks off in late 2023. In my previous positions I have worked extensively with state-of-the art facilities including ESO’s MUSE and ALMA, to analyse the gas in and around objects in the first billion years of the Universe, and traced star-forming galaxies across vast swathes of comic time using the bright Lya emission line. I have a particular interest in the clues we can glean from linking the gas inside quasar host galaxies in the early Universe to their giant Lya halos which we believe provide their fuel from the cosmic web. (can't afford the posh one anymore)

Teaching specialisms

I recently gained AFHEA status, and continue to be highly motivated by the chance to support students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have taught on various modules at UH including Basic Statistics, Statistics and Analysis, and Astrophysics Project and Investigtive Skills. I am primary supervisor for two final year undergraduate project students, and second supervisor to several masters and PhD students. 


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