I am an experimental hadron physicist -- I study the structure of hadrons (particles made up of quarks and gluons: in other words protons and their friends) by scattering high energy electrons from protons and nuclei. Most of my experiments are at Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) in Virginia, USA, and I am a member of the CLAS Collaboration. I am also working on the design and R&D for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), which is a new facility to be built at Brookhaven National Lab in the US. The collider will start construction soon and is expected to begin operation in 2032.
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2002 (Natural Sciences: Experimental and Theoretical Physics), had a brief detour into Nanotechnology with an MPhil from the University of Bath (2004), then into publishing by working as an editorial assistant at Maney Publishing (2005). In 2009 I obtained a PhD in hadron physics from the University of Edinburgh. This was followed by a brief stint on an INFN fellowship for foreign scientists at Pavia, in Italy, then a postdoc at Orsay, France. Since 2012 I have been lecturing at the University of Glasgow. I am currently on leave at CEA Saclay in France, where I hold the Blaise Pascal Chair, funded by the Ile-de-France region.