I am a senior research fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. I work in the field of transiting exoplanets and I'm currently part of the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations (PLATO) space mission where my focus is on the long-term detrending of systematic noise. PLATO is a European Space Agency medium class mission to be launched in 2026 with the goal of discovering and characterising Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars. I am also a part-time project manager for the Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) project and I'm involved in the NGTS, SuperWASP and W1m projects at Warwick.
I previously worked on the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) as the operations postdoc. NGTS is a robotic observatory dedicated to transiting exoplanet science. It is located in the southern hemisphere at ESO's Paranal Observatory, Chile.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son, learning more about programming and web development techniques and tinkering with a Raspberry Pi.
A copy of my CV can be found on GitHub
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