I am an astronomer working at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie. I'm in the fundamental physics research group and work primarily on on radio data from the Effelsberg Radio Telescope for the European Pulsar Timing Array project. Additionally I work on various searching and timing projects using the Arecibo Observatory, Greenbank Telescope and Parkes Telescope.
I did my under-graduate degree at Bristol University in Physics with Astrophysics. In my final year I worked on computer simulations of the interaction of binary systems with a third similar mass body.
In 2000 - 2001 I worked at the Rutherford Appleton Lab in the ISIS (neutron spallation source) department for the University of Liverpool. I was involved with the TOSCA (inelastic neutron spectroscopy) and eVS (deep inelastic neutron spectroscopy) instruments. I also worked on software for the analysis of inelastic neutron spectroscopy data.
Before starting my PhD I completed my MSc at Queen's University Belfast in opto-electronics and optical information processing. Towards the end of the course I spent 4 months at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Tenerife where I worked on mapping the local interstellar medium using interstellar reddening. As part of the project I used the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope on La Palma.
Following my PhD I was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada fellow (supplemented by the Canadian Space Agency) working at McGill University in the pulsar research group. I worked on radio data and X-ray pulsar data, in particular a deep survey for pulsars using the Arecibo Radio Telescope.
Before working for the MPIfR I worked for the Australia Telescope National Facility division of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation for two years concentrating on data from the Parkes Telescope for the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project.
On the following pages is a little about my research, my CV / Resume, and some links.