I am a Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Manchester. I am also an Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, with responsibility for Public Engagement and Communications, and Associate Dean for Social Responsibility in the University's Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences.
My research concentrates on the study of exploding stars using telescopes around the world and in space, working across the spectrum from radio waves to X-rays.
I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students and also carry out a wide range of public engagement activities including being the primary media contact for Jodrell Bank. This includes work with the media, schools and events at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.