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I am currently a Lecturer of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland. My general research is in the field of tellar evolution. Particularly the effects of binary pathways on stellar populations and the progenitors of supernovae. Since completing my PhD thesis at the Institute of Astronomy of Cambridge University, I have undertaken postdoctoral research at Queen's University Belfast and the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris before returning to Cambridge in 2007 to work as a post-doc before beginning my current lectureship in 2011.
In addition to my reseach activies I also participate public understanding of science activities and have helped out at open days for my departments in the past. I have also given many public talks in Inverness, Chester, Antrim and Cambridge. My talks are on various subjects such as: "The Birth, Life and Death of Stars", "Stars in their death throes", "Supernova Kicks and Runaway Stars", "The Science of Sci-Fi: The Good the Bad and the Ugly" and "The Science of Sci-Fi: does every planet look just like home?"
My interests include reading/watching sci-fi, cooking, alternative fashion, photography, running and Tae Kwon Do.