I am a Professor of Astrophysics and Royal Society University Research Fellow based in the Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR) at the University of Hertfordshire. I did my Ph.D. at Durham University, followed by a post-doctoral position at Durham. I became a Banting Fellow at McGill University in Montreal in 2011 before coming to CAR in 2013.
My research focuses on the evolution of galaxies and observational cosmology, with a special emphasis on obscured activity, the role of environment, large scale structure, and the properties and evolution of cold gas in and around galaxies.
I have written two popular science books: "Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos" and "Five Photons: Remarkable Journeys Of Light Across Space And Time" both published by Reaktion Books.