I am an RAS Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. I research the formation and evolution of stars, clusters, and our Galaxy.
My main research concerns the dynamical structure of star clusters and what this can tell us about how star clusters form, evolve and eventually disperse into the Galaxy. Connected to this I am also interested in how feedback from massive stars can affect the formation and evolution of nearby low-mass stars and their protoplanetary disks, as well as how feedback influences the dynamics of star clusters.
I am also very interested in stellar dynamos and how they evolve over time. I use data from large X-ray surveys and time-series photometric surveys to study the relationship between stellar rotation and X-ray luminosity, which offers a poweful diagnostic of the underlying dynamo process.
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