I am a Lecturer at the School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, UK. My research involves the multi-wavelength -- ultraviolet, optical and infrared -- study of accreting compact objects, such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes and more recently of super-massive black holes.
I am currently the PI of a Key Project at the Las Cumbres Observatory to perform reverberation mapping experiments of Active Galactic Nuclei. This project employs a world-wide network of telescopes to observe, throughout the optical part of the spectrum, variability of the material plunging into the supermassive black hole. Visit the Key Project's website for more detailed information! I'm also interested in transient astronomy and instrumentation, being part of the science team behind OPTICam.
Check the dedicated pages for my recent papers published in Nature of a brown-dwarf companion to an accreting white dwarf and the discovery of jets in highly magnetised neutron stars!