My research interests are in quantum technologies, and I am currently working on the exciting AION project. The Atom Interferometry Observatory and Network (AION) project uses laser-cooled, ultracold atoms to perform interferometry as a means to both detect gravitational waves and investigate ultra-light dark matter candidates. I did my doctoral research in quantum memories, investigating the storage of single photons in atomic ensembles for use in quantum information processing.
I am a keen proponent of outreach, developing innovative physics activities and initiatives, and taking on outreach leadership roles in public engagement. These include running workshops for school children, CPD for teachers and demonstrations and talks about university and physics for members of the public. I am the sub-departmental representative (Atomic and Laser Physics) on the central Physics Access and Engagement Committee.