I am a postdoctoral fellow working in Astronomy department of the University of Texas at Austin.
I completed my PhD at Durham University, England, in 2013. The research for my thesis focused on the use of gravitational lensing to magnify distant galaxies in order to study their morphologies, dynamics and star formation in greater detail. A description of my research and a publications list are available under the Research section of this site.
I also believe strongly that taxpayer-funded research should be communicated to the public in an understandable and engaging manner. I have therefore been heavily involved in both organising and participating in astronomy outreach events, and also extend this work through science fiction conventions worldwide.