I’m an astrophysicist studying star and planet formation. I use some of the most advanced telescopes in the world, along with state-of-the-art computer models, to study physics and chemistry in birthplaces of planets — protoplanetary discs.
I am the principle investigator of several programs studying discs around the most massive young stars using the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA). I am a core member of the Cycle 6 Large Program Molecules with ALMA at Planet-Forming Scales (MAPS), a survey of the chemical composition of five protoplanetary discs at unprecedented spatial resolution, that will soon be followed up with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
I am also involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) as a member of the ‘Cradle of Life’ science working group and the UK SKA Science Committee.
Postdoc, 2015 - 2018
University of Cambridge
Postdoc, 2013 - 2015
University of St Andrews
University of Leeds