Research interests: br>
I'm interested in the use of large surveys of the sky to understand about how galaxies evolve, and the use of observations of nearby galaxies to provide constraints to cosmological theories. I've worked at ICG since 2008 and in that time have done a significant amount of research using morphologies of galaxies provided by citizen scientists via the Galaxy Zoo project. This work has focused on understanding the reasons why spiral or disc galaxies stop forming stars, which has included the study of galactic bars. I'm also involved in SDSS projects, specifically BOSS (where I led a study into the morphology of BOSS target galaxies), and I'm Co-Chair of the Kinematics Working Group for the SDSS4 project MaNGA (an IFU survey of ~10,000 nearby galaxies using fibre bundles). I'm a participant of DES and a member of Euclid. I'm also the Spokesperson for LOFAR-UK, and the ICG Outreach Co-ordinator.