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About Me

I am a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

I am interested in exoplanets, debris discs, dust, comets, asteroids, with a focus on how planetary systems form and evolve. I am particularly interested in planetary systems around white dwarfs.

Previous postdocs include IPAG, Grenoble and the University of Bristol. My PhD on 'The Post-main sequence Evolution of Planetary Systems' was at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, supervised by Dr. Mark Wyatt. I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2007, with a Masters of Physics.

PhD Studentships for Oct 2019

The Geology of Rocky Exoplanets


Current PhD students

Laura Rogers Variability in Astrophysical Sources

John Harrison The Chemical Diversity of Exo-planetary Systems derived from White Dwarf Pollution

Current Master's students

Joshua Lovell, Debris discs around giants

Former Master's students

Krishan Sareen, 2016, Gaseous Emission Around White Dwarfs

Tom Callingham, 2016, The Circularisation of Sphaghettified Asteroids

John Harrison, 2015, The Chemical Diversity of Rocky Super-Earths