I am a lecturer within the exoplanet group at the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast. I started in September 2019 following on from an assistant professor position at Dublin City University. I obtained my PhD from Leiden University on Ground-based Observations of Exoplanet Atmospheres. Following that I was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Jayawardhana’s group at the University of Toronto, and I subsequently moved to Queen’s University Belfast to take up the Michael West Fellowship.
My main research is focused on the characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres using high-resolution spectroscopy, focusing in particular on novel techniques, including Doppler Tomography. In addition, I am interested in characterising exo-ring systems using the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect. I have been studying the recent Hill Sphere transit of beta Pictoris b at high spectral resolution.