I am a Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow. My research focuses on modelling the gravitational wave emission from small mass-ratio binary systems. The primary tool I use to study these systems is black hole perturbation theory whereby the metric of binary is expanded about an analytically known black hole solution for the more massive component. A major goal of my research is to produce gravitational waveform templates for use with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). I am a full member of the LISA Consortium where I take on the roles of co-chair of the Waveform Working Group and coordinator for the EMRI waveform Work Package. I currently have 3 PhD students working on various aspects of modelling small mass-ratio binaries. I also worked with two final year students (who are now PhD student in the group) to develop virtual reality simulations of black holes.
- Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland University Research FellowUniversity College Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2017
- Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (incoming stage)University College Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2017
- Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (outgoing stage)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kalvi Institute for Astrophysics and Space Science, Cambridge, United States1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sep 2016
- Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology EMPOWER Postdoctoral FellowUniversity College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2012 - 31 Aug 2014