Employment and Education

Oct 2021 - present: Director of Studies, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Oct 2020 - present: Junior Research Fellow, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

October 2016 - Dec 2020: PhD in Theoretical Physics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, supervised by Paul Shellard and advised by Ulrich Sperhake. Thesis: Cosmic String Radiation with Adaptive Mesh Refinement.

  • July - October 2019: 4 month internship at Intel Parallel Computing Lab, Silicon Valley, California, supervised by Alexander Heinecke. Project on Neural Machine Translation using TensorFlow (see Publications and Preprints).

October 2012 - June 2016: BA and MSci (First Class) in Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

  • 2014: 9 week Undergraduate Research Internship, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, supervised by Karl Harrison. Project investigating the effect of internal organ movement on dose-toxicity correlations in cancer radiotherapy.

Selected Conferences and Invited Talks:

Feb 2022 - Invited Talk, COST Action Kick-off Meeting, COSMIC WISPers in the Dark Universe, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati

Dec 2022 - Invited Talk, Superconducting Strings Workshop, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)

Nov 2022 - Invited Talk, Gravitation Group Seminar, Laboratoire d’Astroparticule et Cosmologie (APC)

Nov 2022 - Invited Talk, Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) Seminar, University of Helsinki

March 2022 - Organiser, GRChombo Meeting, DAMTP (hybrid)

Dec 2021 - `Cookie’ Seminar, Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP)

Aug 2021 - Session Chair, GWVerse Global Meeting on Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and Fundamental Physics, Lisbon

July 2021 - Parallel Session, `From Cosmic Strings to Superstrings’, MG16 (virtual)

March 2021 - Invited Talk, Gravitational Wave Meeting, Nikhef (virtual)

March 2021 - GR Seminar, DAMTP, University of Cambridge (virtual)

Nov 2019 - Invited Panellist: Discussion Session: Numerical Relativity, and Conference Talk, Gravitational Wave Probes of Fundamental Physics Workshop, Amsterdam (see below)

Gravitational Wave Probes of Fundamental Physics Workshop, Amsterdam. Credit: Samaya Nissanke

Sept 2019 - Invited Talk, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley

July 2019 - Exhibitor for Intel demonstrating the Intel Rendering Framework for CREATE event with audience of approx. 700, SIGGRAPH Conference, Los Angeles (see below)

Intel CREATE at SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles. Credit: Intel Corporation

June 2019 - GR Seminar, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

April 2019 - Conference Talk, BritGrav19, Durham University

Nov 2018 - Exhibitor for HPE demonstrating in-situ visualisation with Paraview Catalyst and the Intel Rendering Framework, SC18 Conference, Dallas

October 2018 - Conference Talk, Cosmic Topological Defects: Dynamics and Multi-Messenger Signatures Workshop, Leiden

June 2018 - Conference Talk, Numerical Relativity beyond General Relativity, Benasque

Research Visits

November 2022 - Gravitation Group, Laboratoire d’Astroparticule et Cosmologie (APC), Paris - one week research visit with Danièle Steer (APC).

November 2022 - Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP), University of Helsinki - one week research visit with David Weir, José Ricardo Correia and Mark Hindmarsh (all HIP).

March 2022 - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Cambridge - hosted one week research visit from José Ricardo Correia (CAUP).

Dec 2021 - Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) - one week research visit with Carlos Martins (CAUP), Patrick Peter (IAP) and José Ricardo Correia (CAUP).

Nov 2021 - Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) - three day research visit with Patrick Peter (IAP) and José Ricardo Correia (CAUP).

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2022 - DiRAC Resource Allocation. Grant awarded 10M core hours.

2021 - University Diversity Fund, awarded grant to organise a conference at DAMTP for women and non-binary students in Mathematics (held in March 2022)

2021 - GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize Honourable Mention

2020 - Cosmos IPCC Co-investigator, ExCALIBUR Hardware and Enabling Software Grant

2020 - Junior Research Fellowship, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

2018 - Rayleigh-Knight Essay Prize (for write-up of new and original work)

2017-19 - Gonville and Caius Travel Grant (x3)

2016 - EPSRC iCase studentship in partnership with Intel, full-time fees and maintenance

2016 - Gonville and Caius College Book Prize (awarded for First Class Degree result)

2014 - Tutors’ Donation Fund (maintenance for undergraduate research project)

Schools Attended

Aug 2018 - Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Chicago

June 2017 - School on Gravitational Waves for Cosmology and Astrophysics, Benasque