I'm an astrophysicist studying the formation and evolution of galaxies across cosmic time. I currently hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.
My research focus is the application of advanced statistical techniques to astronomical datasets. In particular I develop the publicly available Bagpipes code for galaxy spectral fitting.
I'm interested in how the most massive galaxies form during the first few billion years of cosmic history, and am involved in efforts to find and characterise these objects in the distant Universe.
I primarily work with data from ESO telescopes at Paranal Observatory, Chile. I'm a core team member of the VANDELS survey and am heavily involved in the MOONS collaboration.
I was recently awarded a James Webb Space Telescope Cycle 1 observing program, and I'm also a member of the Primer large treasury program team.
Apart from my work I enjoy being outdoors in the Scottish Highlands, and I'm on a mission to climb all 282 Munros, which are mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet.