I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton working with the Mark Sullivan and the Soton Supernova Group. Following my Physics undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield, I completed my PhD in astrophysics at the University of Warwick in 2017, supervised by Andrew Levan.
I work primarily with data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), however I am also involved with low redshift surveys such as the extended-Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects (ePESSTO). You can find out a little more about my research here.
I’m passionate about gender equality; I’m an active committee member of both the Southampton Women’s Physics Network and the Physic’s department’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
As I’m originally from Sheffield, on occasion, I will embrace my Yorkshire roots and forget to use “the” in conversation.
I adore travel and the outdoors (a side effect of growing up near the peak district), and take every opportunity I can to go exploring, wherever I am in the world.
To be quite frank, I also do a ridiculous amount of sport. I’m somewhat of a running/triathlon addict and I’m currently training for my first marathon. But when I’m not running around like a lunatic, I spend my spare time reading. And baking, a lot. I make really good cakes.
Ooh, and coffee. I love coffee.
I’m trying to keep a blog of my various ventures outside of my academic life here.