I'm a theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, investigating how galaxies form, the nature of dark matter and the large scale properties of the Universe.

To study the evolution of galaxies and their interaction with dark matter, I create billion-particle model universes on supercomputers around the world.

This has resulted in numerous refereed research articles, public interviews and presentations at both Universities/Conferences and public outreach events ranging from planetarium shows to pubs.

I am particularly excited by spreading the latest discoveries to as wide an audience as possible.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2012–2014
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow , University of Melbourne
  • 2009–2012
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Western Australia

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Manchester, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Manchester, MPhys

Contact Alan for

  • General
  • Media request
  • Speaking request
  • Consulting / Advising
  • Research collaboration
  • Research supervision