“A University is … an Alma Mater, knowing her children one by one, not a foundry, or a mint, or a treadmill.”
– John Henry Newman

Heilbronn Research Fellow

Since October 2019, I have been a Heilbronn Research Fellow based at the University of Bristol. I spent February 2020 visiting the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge for the programme on Groups, representations and applications.

I currently organise the Algebra Seminar.

LMS Early Career Fellow

For the summer of 2019, I visited the University of Padua with an Early Career Fellowship from the London Mathematical Society.

University of Bristol

From 2015 to 2019, I was a PhD student at the University of Bristol, funded by an EPSRC studentship and a Heilbronn Excellence Award. My PhD supervisor was Dr Tim Burness, which places me in this mathematical family tree. My PhD thesis was awarded a Faculty of Science commendation, as an outstanding piece of work. From 2016 to 2018, I organised the Pure Postgraduate Seminar.

Cecil King Travel Scholarship

In August 2017, at the end of my second year of my PhD, I was awarded the Cecil King Travel Scholarship by the London Mathematical Society. With this, in spring 2018, I visited the University of Auckland and the University of Western Australia, each for a month. (Further information on the history of this award can be found on page 22 of the September 2012 LMS newsletter.)

University of St Andrews

From 2011 to 2015, I was an undergraduate at the University of St Andrews, where I studied for an MMath degree in this beautiful seaside town. I won the Sanderson Prize as top mathematics undergraduate, in addition to annual Class Medals and Pure Mathematics Prizes. I was awarded the Ernst Scheller III Memorial Scholarship from Silberline, and I am grateful for their funding.

Summer Research Project

I received a Pure Mathematics Summer Studentship to carry out a research project during the summer of 2013. Our research focussed on average distances and higher moments on self-similar sets with self-similar measures, i.e. "Throwing Darts at Fractals", and led to this paper with Demi Allen, Harri Edwards and Lars Olsen.

MMath Project

My MMath Project, which was supervised by Prof Colva Roney-Dougal, focussed on the Mathieu groups and it won the Duncan Prize for being the best dissertation in mathematics.