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Senior Lecturer in Physics, Nottingham Trent University

I completed my PhD in 2010 looking at the interaction of the Sun with the upper atmosphere of Venus. Since then I have held six postdoctoral contracts, covering medical imaging, solar physics, the Earth's radiation belts, lightning in tropical cyclones, X-ray astronomy, and X-ray observations of the Earth's magnetopause.

I currently teach at Nottingham Trent University, where I am responsible for astrophysics lectures, laboratory supervision, tutorials and student projects. I am very strongly interested in space science outreach, encouraging students and the public to take an interest in how our planet interacts with the solar system.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Leicester
  • 2012–2014
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Otago
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral associate, University of St Andrews
  • 2010–2011
    Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Cancer Research


  • 2010 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, PhD: Space Physics
  • 2006 
    University of Leicester, MPhys: Physics with Space Science and Technology


  • 2016
    A model providing long-term data sets of energetic electron precipitation during geomagnetic storms, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • 2016
    Solar Wind Charge Exchange Efficiency: empirical and experimental O7, O8 and O/H values, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2016
    Modeling magnetospheric X-ray emission from solar wind charge exchange with verification from XMM-Newton observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • 2015
    Ethnic differences in Otitis Media and Grommet insertion among New Zealand children aged 0-14 years, New Zealand Medical Journal
  • 2015
    An examination of lightning flash rate as a predictor of tropical cyclone winds, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • 2014
    The effects and correction of the geometric factor for the POES/MEPED electron flux instrument using a multi-satellite comparison, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • 2014
    Characteristics of precipitating energetic electron fluxes relative to the plasmapause, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • 2013
    Determining the spectra of radiation belt electron losses: Fitting DEMETER electron flux observations for typical and storm times, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • 2012
    Propagating disturbances in coronal loops: A detailed analysis of propagation speeds, Solar Physics
  • 2012
    The trans-terminator ion flow at Venus at solar minimum, Planetary and Space Science
  • 2010
    In-situ observations of a co-rotating interaction region at Venus identified by IPS and STEREO, Solar Physics
  • 2010
    Transient structures and stream interaction regions in the solar wind: EISCAT interplanetary scintillation, STEREO HI observations and Venus Express ASPERA-4 in-situ measurements, Solar Physics
  • 2010
    Venusian bow shock as seen by the ASPERA-4 IMA instrument on Venus Express, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • 2009
    A solar storm observed from the Sun to Venus using the STEREO, Venus Express and MESSENGER spacecraft, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics