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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.

Outreach: Telling the story of how a planet is made

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  • Current PhD students

    Andrew Buchan The Geology of Rocky Exoplanets

    Marc Brouwers The Origin of White Dwarf Planetary Systems

    Laura Rogers Variability in Astrophysical Sources

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

    Current Master's students

    Alfred Curry, Exoplanetary Systems and enrichment from short-lived radioactive nuclides

    Former Master's students

    Joshua Lovell, 2017,Debris discs around giants

    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