Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, University of Leicester

My research interests include activities in space instrumentation development, mission analysis, observational astronomy and a number of technology developments for terrestrial applications. I am Co-Investigator on J-MAG (Principal Investigator Prof. Michele Dougherty, Imperial College London) the Magnetometer instrument selected for flight on ESA's JUICE mission to Jupiter. My role in this project is the radiation design of the instrument, working with the teams at Imperial College London, Technical University Braunschweig, and the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, to ensure that the instrument is capable of surviving in the extreme radiation environment around Jupiter and its moons.

I am Principal Investigator on a project funded by the US Navy Office of Naval Research, concerned with the use of commercial satellite systems to improve knowledge of maritime traffic movements, with particular relevance to improving the safety and security of life at sea. And in collaboration with Ophthalmologists at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, I am the Principal Investigator on project concerned with the use of spectroscopic techniques to permit early identification and treatment of eyesight-threatening conditions (clinical lead: Jeremy Prydal).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, University of Leicester