I'm Jake, a current PhD Candidate at the University of Southern Queensland, based in sunny Queensland, Australia.

My PhD research is involved with exoplanets, planets found in solar systems beyond our own. I'm researching into what makes a planets' 'habitable' and where we can find these exotic worlds within our Milky Way Galaxy. After all, we'd like to pass on E.T's phone bill...

I love talking about science as much as conducting it and would consider myself to be a scientists and a science communicator. I've previously worked at Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Centre in the nations' capital. There I traveled around Australia, presenting STEM shows and workshops to primary schools, high schools and the broader Australian public.


  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2016 
    Australian National University, Master of Science Communication Outreach
  • 2014 
    The University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Science(Honours)
  • 2013 
    The University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Science(Space Science and Astrophysics)