I am a research fellow at the European Space Agency (ESA). I am based at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid where I am currently working on projects to prepare us for Euclid, a space based optical/IR telescope planned for launch in 2020. Euclid’s scientific goal is to map the dark Universe to help us learn about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
In 2016 I obtained a PhD within the Astronomy & Space Research group at the University of Birmingham. The research was focused on using weak gravitational lensing and X-ray observables to determine precise mass measurements of galaxy groups and clusters. This was supervised by Dr Will M. Farr, Dr. Graham P. Smith and Prof. Trevor J. Ponman. My main interests lies in cluster cosmology to help us better understand the entire cosmos.
I graduated from the University of Kent in 2012 with a Mphys(Hons) in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics. My masters project involved simulating the collapse of clumpy molecular clouds using SPH modelling. I was mostly interested in how the FUV radiation affected the rate of collapse and star formation. I also spent a year of my undergraduate degree studying at the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Physics.
Outside of work I like photography, some of my work can be found at www.mogsphotography.tumblr.com. I enjoy art, fashion, beauty and spend a lot of my time in the gym. I also like hiking, reading, rock-climbing and geocaching.