I work on general relativity and gravitational theories inspired by string theory and holography. Much of my research focuses on black hole solutions and related geometries in these contexts, with an emphasis on their construction and classification. I have a particular interest in higher-dimensional black holes, supersymmetric black holes, extremal black holes and near-horizon geometries. A full list of my papers can be found here and here .
Current and Recent PhD Students
Carmen Li (2015)
Veronika Breunholder (2019)
Fred Tomlinson (2021)
Sergei Ovchinnikov (2023)
I studied at the University of Cambridge, where I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences, followed by Part III Mathematics and a PhD in string theory at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. I was then a college lecturer at Oxford University and a postdoc at Durham University. In 2009 I was awarded an EPSRC career acceleration fellowship with Imperial College London, where I spent a year, before moving to the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in 2010.
PhD, University of Cambridge (2005)
MMath (Part III Mathematics), University of Cambridge (2001)
MA in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2000)
EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship, Imperial College London (2009-2010), University of Edinburgh (2010-2014)
Research Associate, Durham University (2006-2009)
College Lecturer, St John's College, University of Oxford (2005-2006)