I am a Professor at the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) at LJMU in Liverpool.  My research mainly focusses on stellar clusters (young and old), star formation (small to large scales), and stellar populations. 


Professor of Astrophysics

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Director of Research at ARI

Astrophysics Research Institute

Liverpool John Moores University

IC2, Liverpool Science Park

146 Brownlow Hill

Liverpool, L3 5RF, UK


+44 151 231 2933

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Brief bio

2015 - European Research Council Consolidator Grant holder (Multi-Pops)

2014 - Head of Research, Astrophysics Research Institute

2012 - Professor of Astrophysics, LJMU, UK

2012 - Royal Society University Research Fellow

2010-2012 - Senior Scientist, Excellence Cluster, Munich, De

2010-2010 Lecturer/STFC Advanced Fellow, Exeter, UK

2008-2010 - STFC Advanced Fellow, Cambridge, UK

2005-2008 - STFC Postdoctoral Fellow, UCL, UK

2005 - PhD from Utrecht University, NL

2002-2004 - PhD studentship, ESO, Garching, De

2000 - BSc in Astronomy/Math, UW-Madison, WI, USA