I have worked for over 20 years as an observational astronomer using X-ray, optical and near-infrared data to study the properties and immediate environment of massive central cluster galaxies and powerful radio sources at intermediate redshift. This research has been carried out alongside – and later eclipsed by – a growing role in the public communication of science.
2011 - present Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College, London
2005 - present Outreach Officer at the Institute of Astronomy
2004 - present Fellow, Admissions Tutor & College Lecturer, Emmanuel College
2002 - 2004 Associate lecturer in Astronomy, Newnham College
1996 - 2007 Royal Society University Research Fellow, IoA, Cambridge
1994 - 1996 PPARC Advanced Fellow, IoA, Cambridge
1991 - 1994 Junior Research Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
1991 - 1994 SERC postdoctoral fellow, IoA, Cambridge
1988 - 1991 Skynner-Radcliffe research fellow in Astronomy, Balliol College, Oxford
I received the UKRC's Outstanding Women of Achievement award for the Communication of SET with a contribution to society in 2009.