Hello! I am a PhD student at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth studying interacting dark energy with my supervisors Dr Marco Bruni, Prof David Wands and Prof Robert Crittenden.
I spent my undergraduate years at Aberystwyth University, graduating in July 2017 with a 1st class MPhys honours degree in Astrophysics. At Aberystwyth, I was awarded the 2017 Breen Prize for best Master’s dissertation in physics for my dissertation Dynamical Models of Dark Energy and Their Background Cosmological Evolution.
I’m interested in dynamical alternatives to the cosmological constant model of dark energy and my research is currently focused on how interacting dark energy models can be used to relax the cosmological tensions present in LCDM.
I’m also interested in cosmological perturbation theory and in particular the covariant gauge-invariant formalism for perturbations, as well as Bayesian statistics and machine learning techniques and their applications to cosmology.
In my spare time I play the violin in the University of Portsmouth Orchestra and the Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and I enjoy spending time walking, taking photographs and listening to classical music.