I am an Associate Professor (Reader) and Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow in the Astronomy & Astrophysics group. My research is focussed on planet formation, planet evolution and disc evolution, mostly using a variety of numerical techniques.
Protoplanetary discs are discs of gas and dust that swirl around a central star. Once upon a time our Sun would have had one of these discs, and our Solar System planets would have formed out of it. I run hydrodynamical simulations, using high performance computing facilities, to understand how planets form and evolve in young protoplanetary discs.
More details about my research interests can be found here
I am offering PhD projects for students starting in October 2023 (or later) on projects related to protoplanetary discs and interactions between planets and protoplanetary discs. Please email me if you are interested.