I am an astrophysicist working on numerical models and observations of core-collapse supernovae. My work to date has focussed on the development of my radiative transfer code DAMOCLES and its application to the optical and near-IR spectra of core-collapse supernovae and supernova remnants. I am interested in supernovae and their environments and, in particular, how we can use the detail of supernova remnants to understand the physics of supernova explosions. I am also interested in understanding dust formation and evolution in the Universe and much of my work looks at whether supernovae could be efficient dust factories in the early universe. More information on my current projects can be found here.
I very much enjoy designing and producing detailed numerical simulations and have expertise in Monte Carlo radiative transfer and in comparing complex models to observations Bayesian inference techniques.
Outside of research, I spend much of my time focusing on issues of welfare, student support and equality & diversity. Alongside participation in numerous committees, I am a member of The 1752 Group and a mentor for The Supernova Foundation.