Researcher biography

I'm a particle and astroparticle phenomenologist, which basically means a universal busybody. I stick my nose into particle theory and experiment, cosmology, solar and stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, statistics, computational physics, supercomputing and other things - usually two or three at a time.

Have a look at some of my papers for details of the fun I get up to. I am part of the GAMBIT Community, a bunch of 70-odd other like-minded busybodies from all over the HEP-astro diaspora, trying to put together all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that is the search for physics Beyond the Standard Model (of particle physics). A big part of that is dark matter, but really, we'll take any new particles we can get. I was Head of GAMBIT from its founding in 2012 to the end of 2020.

I've been at UQ since 2019. Before that I was an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Fundamental Physics Section at Imperial College, a Banting Fellow in the HEP Theory group at McGill University, a PhD student in the Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics and String Theory Group at the Oskar Klein Centre in Stockholm, and an Honours student at the Mt Stromlo Observatory at ANU in Canberra.

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