Head of Science & UK ELT Programme Lead
UK Astronomy Technology Centre, EdinburghPart of the Science & Technology Facilities Council
I'm leading the UK's development programme for instrumentation for the Extremely Large Telescope,
now under construction by ESO. I'm also the Project Scientist for the new CUBES spectrograph for the VLT.
My research is primarily on the evolution of massive stars, with wider interest in stellar clusters, the Magellanic Clouds and other Local Group galaxies. In the increasingly distant past I was a postdoc at the ING in La Palma (2002-2005), and before that a student/postdoc at UCL.