Welcome to my home page!
I am a Professor of Astrophysics in the
Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton. My research interests
include accretion onto compact objects, binary evolution, stellar
exotica in globular clusters, type Ia supernovae and their progenitors,
Galactic plane surveys, (astro-)statistics, and the physics of
accretion and outflows in quasars.
I also run the annual
astronomy field trip to Tenerife (PHYS2011). This is a second year
module open to the top 12 Physics with Astronomy students during which
we go to Tenerife and carry out night time observations at a