The Long Eaton School (1996 – 2003), Nottingham Trent University (2003 – 2006), Loughborough University (2010 – 2015)
Phd – Physics (Loughborough University) BSc – Physics with Astrophysics (Nottingham Trent University) A levels – Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry (The Long Eaton School)
Lecturer in Astrophysics (University of Lincoln) 09/2017 – present. Technical Tutor in physics and astronomy (Loughborough University) 10/2007 – 08/2017. Car Mechanic (JNC racing) 2004 – 2007
Lecturer in Astrophysics. This involves teaching astrophysics at university, conducting my own research on Saturn’s rings and other admin duties within the department.
University of Lincoln
As a lecturer in astrophysics I teach astrophysics to students studying physics at the University of Lincoln. I also do my own research which uses computer models to simulate Saturn’s rings and compare to observations by the recently deceased Cassini spacecraft.
My Typical Day
There is no such thing as a typical day for me but it might include preparing and delivering lectures or doing some computer programming
What's the best part of your current job?
Descovering new things and being the only person in the world to know something first.
What's the best thing you've ever done in your career?
Best would have been using the 2.5m aperture NOT telescope on the Canary Islands
What advice would you give someone who wants to be in the same career as you?
Follow what ever interests you. All scientists end up in the field of work due to following their own curiosity and interests. Research is a job that you can only really do if you are truly excited by it. Aside from that a career in astrophysics like mine requires good understanding of mathematics and should be the core of any subjects you take in school.
What do you see as your next step in your career?
I am still at a very early point in my academic career so my next step is become established and build a group of other fellow researchers all working in my area.
What other sorts of jobs can you do with your qualifications?
Qualifications in physics can open up a very broad range of careers. You can end up doing computer programming and go into finance roles just to mention a couple.
What don't you like about your current job?
Writing up the results of scientific research to publish. The fun part is doing the research, the writing not so much.