Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Leicester

I am presently a Royal Society Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. I graduated with a DPhil in Planetary Physics from Jesus College, Oxford (2007) for my investigation of Saturn's atmosphere from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, and spent two years working as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California. I returned to Oxford in 2010 on a Glasstone Science Fellowship and Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF).

I specialise in the analysis of remote sensing data of the giant planets in our solar system, using a variety of visiting spacecraft (e.g., Cassini, Galileo, Voyager), space-based telescopes (Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel) and ground-based observatories (VLT, Gemini and IRTF). I also use transit spectroscopy of extrasolar giant planets to determine the properties of planets around other stars. These sources of data allow us to investigate the atmospheric dynamics, composition, and origins of giant planets and their extensive satellite systems.


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    Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Oxford