I am Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory with responsibility for Public Engagement and Communications. I am also a Reader in Astrophysics in the School of Physics & astronomy at The University of Manchester 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.