About Me

The Basics

I am a DARK Research Fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. I am currently working with a new optical survey, the Young Supernova Experiment (YSE).

I formally worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton with 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 large surveys, such as the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and 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 equality and diversity; I have previously worked as 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.

Additional Info 

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 another 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.