CV

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Education

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation,
University of Portsmouth

PhD student October 2017– present

Thesis topic: Interacting dark energy

Supervisors: Dr Marco Bruni,  Prof. David WandsProf. Robert Crittenden

Aberystwyth University

MPhys Astrophysics 1st class hons. September 2013– June 2017 

Master’s dissertation: Dynamical Models of Dark Energy and Their Background Cosmological Evolution

Supervisor: Prof. Carsten van de Bruck

Grants, awards and prizes

Best poster, Graduate School Poster Competition, University of Portsmouth, October 2018, £100

CANTATA COST-Action Short Term Scientific Mission grant, €1100, October 2018

Santander Mobility Award, University of Portsmouth, £500, June 2018

Best talk, British Federation of Women Graduates Research Presentation Day, £120, May 2018.

CANTATA COST-Action Short Term Scientific Mission grant, €1050, January 2018

Breen Prize,  best Master’s dissertation in physics, Aberystwyth University, £2000, July 2017

Talks and posters

Interacting vacuum dark energy, ICG Tuesday lunchtime seminar, University of Portsmouth, January 2018

New constraints on interacting vacuum dark energy, at South Coast Cosmology meeting, University of Portsmouth, January 2018

New constraints on interacting vacuum dark energy, invited talk, at 3rd CANTATA meeting, University of Valencia, October 2018

Interacting vacuum dark energy (talk and poster) at Britgrav18, University of Portsmouth, April 2018

Interacting dark energy at Advances in HEP and Cosmology, University of Southampton, April 2018

Interacting Dark Energy and theory session summary at Euclid UK 2017, University of Portsmouth, December 2017

Dynamical Dark Energy at CANTATA Cost-Action summer school: “ΛCDM and Beyond: Cosmology Tools in Theory and in Practice” Corfu, September 2017

Schools, conferences and workshops

South Coast Cosmology, University of Portsmouth, January 2018

3rd CANTATA meeting, University of Valencia, October 2018

Data Analysis workshop, Imperial College London, September 2018

South Coast Cosmology, University of Sussex, July 2018

ICTP Summer School on Cosmology, Trieste, June 2018

Britgrav18, University of Portsmouth, April 2018

Advances in HEP and Cosmology, University of Southampton, March 2018

Euclid UK Consortium meeting, University of Portsmouth, December 2017

South Coast Cosmology, University of Portsmouth, November 2017

CANTATA Cost-Action summer school: “ΛCDM and Beyond: Cosmology Tools in Theory and in Practice” Corfu, September 2017

STFC summer school: “Introductory Summer School in Astronomy”, University of Manchester, August 2017

Research visits

University of Leiden, Netherlands, visting Matteo Martinelli and Simone Peirone, November 2018

University of Leiden, Netherlands, visting Matteo Martinelli and Simone Peirone, March 2018

Outreach and Public Engagement

Night Sky Live “Ask the Expert”, Winchester Science Centre, March 2018.

Stargazing Live “Expand Your Universe” demonstrator, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, January 2018

“Meet a Physicist” participant, University of Portsmouth, December 2017

Miscellaneous


PhD Student Representative, ICG, 2018/19