Welcome to my webpage



A bit about me


I am an astronomy PhD student at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. I studied for my undergraduate degree in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Leicester and after a break from education I completed my postgraduate degree in Cosmology at the University of Sussex. Find out more about me here.


A brief look at my research


My current research uses data from the citizen science project Galaxy Zoo. More specifically I am using Galaxy Zoo: Hubble data to explore the evolution of disk galaxies. Galaxy Zoo: Hubble data allows us to explore the evolution of galaxies at a time when the universe was less than half its current age (over 8 billion years ago).

My research looks at secular evolution of disk galaxies, specifically the formation of stellar bars within these disk galaxies. I use the morphological classifications provided by Galaxy Zoo: Hubble volunteers to determine whether these bars were as abundant 8Gyrs ago as they are in our local universe. You can read more about this here and view the galaxies from my sample here.