I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queens University Belfast. My research is aimed at understanding the evolution of massive stars, and in particular how they end their lives as the spectacular explosion of a core-collapse supernovae.
I completed my PhD thesis titled "On dying stars: The progenitors of core-collapse supernovae" in 2011 under the supervision of Stephen Smartt, and I am now an STFC post-doc within the supernova group. When time permits, I also work with Philip Dufton on hot stars
I am the principal investigator for our supernova progenitor programme on the Very Large Telescope in the southern hemisphere, and on the Gemini North telescope in the northern hemisphere.