Curriculum Vitae

Education & Employment

2022 - Present
Lecturer at the University of Hull
2020 - 2022
Teaching Fellow at Durham University
2019 - 2022
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University
2018 - 2019
Junior Research Fellow at Durham University
2016 - 2018
Lindheimer postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University
2011 - 2015
Ph.D. in Astrophysics at Leiden University
Supervisor: Joop Schaye
An electronic copy of my Ph.D. thesis can be found here
2010 - 2011
Master of Advanced Studies in Mathematics at Cambridge University
2006 - 2010
Master of Physics (Hons) in Astrophysics at Southampton University
First class honours

Selected Honours & Awards

2018 - 2019
Durham International Junior Research Fellowship
2016 - 2018
Lindheimer postdoctoral fellowship
2011 - 2015
Huygens fellowship
2010 - 2011
Kings college studentship
Nuffield Foundation undergraduate research bursary
2006 - 2010
University of Southampton Physics Dept. Scholarship

Supercomputing Allocations

XSEDE Supercomputer Research Allocation (TG-AST160059)
Simulating time-dependent interstellar chemistry on galactic scales
PI, 2.16M CPU hours
Quest Supercomputer Research Allocation (p30341)
Simulating interstellar chemistry on galactic scales
PI, 500k CPU hours
XSEDE Supercomputer Research Allocation (TG-AST160059)
Simulating time-dependent molecule formation in AGN-driven galactic winds
PI, 902k CPU hours

Grant Funding

Cycle 25 HST Archive Theory Proposal (HST-AR-15045)
HI and low metal ions at the intersection of galaxies and the CGM
Co-I (PI: Benjamin Oppenheimer), $133,527 total including $11,537 for Richings
Cycle 23 HST Archive Theory Proposal (HST-AR-14308)
Characterising group baryons and galaxies through EAGLE-zoom simulations
Co-I (PI: Benjamin Oppenheimer), $123,751 total


2023 - 2024
Lecturer and Module Leader for the MSc module Understanding Artificial Intelligence, University of Hull.
2022 - 2023
Lecturer for the MSc module Fundamentals of Data Science, University of Hull.
2021 - 2022
Demonstrator for the postgraduate course `Radiative Processes', Durham University.
2020 - 2022
Demonstrator for the first-year undergraduate labs, Durham University.
2018 - 2022
Tutor for the first-year undergraduate course `Foundations of Physics', Durham University.
2011 - 2013
Teaching assistant for the Masters-level course `Origin and evolution of the Universe', Leiden University.

Student Supervision

2022 - Present
Primary supervisor for PhD student Elliot Howatson, University of Hull.
2022 - Present
Primary supervisor for PhD student Oliver Thompson, University of Hull.
2023 - 2024
Supervisor for 22 MSc students in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Hull.
2020 - 2021
Co-supervisor of a final year undergraduate research project, Durham University.
2016 - 2018
Co-supervisor of graduate student Alex Gurvich, Northwestern University.

Professional Service

2020 - 2022
Member of the Physics Board of Studies and Board of Examiners, Durham University.
2016 - 2018
Astronomy seminar organising committee, CIERA, Northwestern University.
Scientific Organising Committee for the Fellows at the Frontiers conference, CIERA, Northwestern University.
2015 - Present
Peer review: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS, since 2015); Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A, since 2018); Astrophysical Journal (ApJ, since 2019).

Computing Skills

Code Development:
• Created the CHIMES non-equilibrium chemistry code.
• Core member of the development team for the COLIBRE cosmological simulations project.
• Experienced with several hydrodynamical simulation codes including SWIFT, GIZMO, AREPO and GADGET-3.

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