Welcome to my site.
I am a PhD student at the University of East Anglia in the UK, where I study Earth System Modelling in the School of Environmental Sciences. My research is primarily concerned with the factors that affect long term planetary habitability, including stellar evolution, the concept of ‘habitable zones’ and biogeochemical planetary evolution.
I am also a freelance science writer, mainly covering the topics of astrobiology and exoplanets, but will occasionally write about other things that fascinate me. I was shortlisted for the Guardian and Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2012 for this article about the Voyager 1 spacecraft and it’s journey into interstellar space and human history.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing the bass guitar (currently sporting an Ibenez GSR305), video games (currently wasting time on: Civilisation V and Terraria) and cycling.