Born and reared in Ireland, I did an 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.
I was then fortunate to do 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, initially as a postdoc, followed by an Exhibition of 1851 fellowship and finally on a Royal Society Fellowship .
I then worked at the University of Oxford, on a URF (long-term research fellowship) for two years.
I am now based in the University of Leeds, as a proleptic lecturer and University Academic Fellow (UAF). My research involves the study of quantum information and its application within quantum physics.