I’m a scientist and musician from Saltburn-by the-sea, UK, now based in London. Before that I was in Leeds for my PhD, then in Washington, DC for a postdoc.


I have recently begun a postdoctoral fellowship at The Francis Crick Institute, London. Before that I was a postdoc with Peter Olmsted at Georgetown University, affiliated with the CAPITALS programme. Before that I did a PhD at Leeds with Mike Evans — his website is here. My work is driven by fascination with how concepts like phase transitions, kinetics, and heterogeneity apply to soft and biological matter. More detail is here.

I have taught physics undergraduates about computer programming, practical lab work and various other topics, and have worked in a variety of outreach roles.


At Leeds I played bass for LUU Big Band, an award-winning 21-piece band recognised as one of the top big bands in the North of England. I MD’d in 2010-11. We recorded music and video for an ITV drama, played a concert with Liane Carroll, and were invited to the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam.

I’ve appeared on Channel 4, the cover of ArtRocker and won the Jack Daniels UK-wide unsigned band competition with the now-defunct Neon Kickswith whom I played synth and guitar.


I like table tennis, football and cooking.


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