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I am a researcher working in the Astronomy Discipline of the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University. My research focuses on cool stars and exoplanet detection and characterisation.

  • Research

    My research interests focus on the study of stellar activity, using high resolution spectroscopy. I have used tomographic techniques to obtain some of the first indirect images of spots on G dwarf stars like the Sun, and the least massive M dwarf stars. I have also performed searches for molecules in close orbiting extrasolar planets and implemented the most precise radial velocity searches for planets at the bottom of the main sequence.

  • Other

    In my spare time I enjoy hillwalking, running and cycling. I also dabble in photography and sometimes even manage to play the piano competently.

  • Contact details

    School of Physical Sciences
    The Open University
    Walton Hall
    Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
    Tel: +44 (0) 1908 652139
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