Welcome to my website. I am a theoretical astrophysicist at the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University. This website contains basic information about my research, CV, and contact information.
My interests include galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, and Galactic archaeology & dynamics. My principal research tools are numerical simulations, which I use to confront observations using various forward modelling techniques.
- 2023-present: Ernest Rutherford Fellow & Senior Lecturer
Astrophysics Research Institute (LJMU)
- 2021-2023: Severo Ochoa Advanced Fellow
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife
- 2018-2021: Independent postdoc Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
- 2014-2018: Postdoctoral researcher
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical physics
- 2014: PhD in Astrophysics
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, UK
- 2010: Masters & Bachelors of Physics with Astrophysics (European)
University of Leeds, UK
My research focusses on galaxy formation and evolution, particularly on large spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. I employ numerical simulations, both idealised/isolated and cosmological, to study many aspects of this subjects, including:
- galactic dynamics: both internal (spiral arms, bars) and external (mergers, flybys) processes, and how they shape galactic structure;
- galactic archaeology: constraining galaxy evolution from identifying chemo-dynamical features in galactic stellar populations;
- galaxy formation: the study of feedback and matter accretion using magnetohydrodynamic cosmological simulations;
- dark matter & cosmology: predictions for the low-mass dark matter substructures in and around large galaxies;
- synthetic observations: connecting simulations with observations using sophisticated forward-modelling techniques for both the Milky Way and beyond
Please visit the Research page to read about specific projects.