I grew up in Melbourne, Australia. In 2008 I completed my undergraduate degree at Monash University, Victoria, in Aerospace Engineering (with Honours). After working as an engineer for some time I decided to undertake a Ph. D. in astronomy and astrophysics. I started my PhD in 2010 and finished in 2013. My doctoral supervisors were Stefan Keller, Gary Da Costa and Brian Schmidt. I travelled around quite a bit (as astronomers often do) and undertook some of my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US) and the University of Cambridge (UK).
In 2014 I started as a post-doctorate researcher at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. I work with Gerry Gilmore on statistical homogenisation of the Gaia-ESO Survey data. I’m interested in the chemical abundances of stars, exoplanets, and the structure and evolution of the Milky Way. I enjoy interesting problems in statistical inference and engineering. I believe in open-source science.