I am a plasma physicist who specialises in the study of astrophysical and laser-produced plasmas. I completed my DPhil in Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford in 2019, before moving to the USA to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. In Autumn 2022, I moved back to Oxford to start a Future Leaders Fellowship.
My research interests include magnetised plasma dynamics, plasma turbulence, plasma dynamo processes, and laboratory astrophysics. The goal of my Future Leaders Fellowship programme is to characterise systematically the anomalous material properties of magnetised, weakly collisional plasmas. This extreme type of plasma, which is common in astrophysical environments and laser-plasma experiments, is quite unlike the plasma and gas usually found in terrestrial contexts because of its complicated microphysics, and so classical plasma models are typically inadequate. Constructing new models should help address several long-standing astrophysical puzzles, refine interpretations of astronomical observations, and aid efforts to realise laser-fusion power.