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.

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The Five Sisters of Kintail from Ciste Dhubh
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Monument Valley
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Glencoe from Cruach Ardrain
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Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Death Valley
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Isle of Mull from Easdale
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Half Dome, Yosemite Valley