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- Professor of Astrophysics
- Dept of Physics & Astronomy
- Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Returning from the AAO to the UK, I held an SERC Advanced Fellowship at UCL before being appointed to a `New Blood' Lectureship in 1983. I was promoted to Reader in 1989 and became a Professor of Astrophysics in 1994. I spent 1985-86 as a Visiting Fellow at JILA, University of Colorado. Some of the projects that I have been involved in while at UCL include the production of the CGS3 mid-infrared spectrometer for UKIRT;
the Ultra-High Resolution Facility (UHRF) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope; and Co-Investigator membership of the Long Wavelength Spectrometer Consortium for ESA's Infrared Space Observatory. I am currently a member of the Science Team for the SPIRE far-IR/submm imager/spectrometer for ESA's Herschel Space Observatory and am also a member of the European Science Team for the MIRI mid-infrared imager/spectrometer that will be one of three instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope. My current research interests include investigating whether supernovae are significant contributors dust contributors to galaxies, via ground-based and Spitzer Space Telescope studies of dust emission from extragalactic supernovae during their immediate post-outburst phases; and observational and numerical modelling studies of ionized nebulae and blue compact dwarf galaxies.
|1975||DPhil||Doctor of Philosophy – Astrophysics||University of Sussex|
|1969||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Physics||Queen's University of Belfast|