My research brings together cutting-edge techniques from the fields of astronomy, statistics and data science in order to understand the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.
I work with data from world-class telescopes across the globe and in space. I am a core member of VANDELS, a large European Southern Observatory Public Survey on the Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile.
I also develop astronomical software, most notably BAGPIPES, a Python tool for generating complex model galaxy spectra and fitting these to both spectroscopic and photometric observational data.
When I'm not at work I enjoy travelling and spending time outdoors. I'm currently working on climbing all 282 Scottish Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). I also enjoy taking photos of the places I visit, some of which are shown below.