Born and reared in Ireland, I did my undergrad & masters in Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin.
Flying to sunnier and drier climes I did Tripos Part III mathematics and a PhD in High Energy Physics at the University of Cambridge.
After my PhD I did a postdoc in the University of Sydney, where I developed a healthy addiction to good coffee and banana bread.
I then spent several years at Imperial College London, first as a postdoc, then on an Exhibition of 1851 fellowship and finally on a Royal Society Fellowship .
Leaving busy London, I then worked at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Physics.
I am now a lecturer and University Academic Fellow in the University of Leeds. My research involves the study of quantum information and its application within quantum physics.