I am a Marie Curie International Outgoing Postdoctoral Fellow working at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research with Scott Hughes for the outgoing phase. For the incoming phase (starting Oct. 2016) I will work in the Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory at UCD with Adrian Ottewill.
I am interested in modelling gravitational-wave emission from compact binary systems, with a particular emphasis on extreme- and intermediate-mass-ratio systems. These models will inform searches for gravitational waves with the current and forthcoming generation of advanced detectors (e.g., LIGO, VIRGO and KAGRA), as well as helping prepare for future space-based missions such as eLISA.
My first postdoc was an Irish Research Council Fellowship where I worked at UCD with Adrian Ottewill. I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Leor Barack at the University of Southampton (2012). My undergraduate studies took place at the University of Leeds where I was awarded an MPhys in Theoretical Physics (2008). My Masters project supervisor was Martin Speight.
Outside of my research life I am a keen sailor and will go kitesurfing whenever I get a chance. I also enjoy playing Go from time to time and am a fan of the Calvin and Hobbes series of comics.