How do galaxies evolve? is the question at the heart of my research. In search of answers, I examine the reservoirs of gas (chiefly atomic hydrogen) in galaxies along with the internal and external processes that combine to regulate star formation and the build-up of stellar mass. My specialism lies in the simultaneous analysis of large, multi-wavelength datasets in order to understand the galaxy population as a whole.
To complete this work, much of my time is spent developing and optimising bespoke software for handling, visualising and analysing big data.
I’m also a passionate science communicator and outreach enthusiast. When I’m not peering at the Universe I spend my time talking about it through radio, writing and award-winning public talks!
I was a finalist of FameLab Australia, the international science communication competition presented by the British Council. Credit: British Council
A list of my papers can be found here
My research or commentary has been featured in The Conversation, IFL Science, news.com.au, The Herald Sun, Gizmodo, Scientific American and more
I regularly deliver talks to large audiences, including the March for Science, Cosmic Shambles, FameLab and major industry events
Amongst others, I have provided commentary for the ABC, SpaceTime, RTR-FM and JOY FM
Feel free to drop me an email. I’m happy to respond to media requests for interviews and expertise on astronomy or physics related topics, as well as matters of science funding and culture.