About Me …

I am a Reader (you may ask what’s a reader? you can find out here) in the Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, the University of Manchester, here I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Undergraduate degree programmes in Computer Science.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and in 2018 I was awarded Teacher of the Year in the University Distinguished Achievements Awards.

I am a member of the Nano Engineering & Spintronic Technologies (NEST) research group, where my research focuses on the use of magnetic thin films in applications such as spintronic devices, and magnetic and optical recording systems. I currently have a 3-year EPSRC funded project investigating THz spintronics, where we are interested in understanding and optimising the emission of THz radiation from spintronic structures when exposed to femtosecond pulses of laser light. I also have an interest in Type 1 diabetes, in particular, how we can use behaviour to control the condition.

I’m a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Physics. I am currently the Treasurer for the UK and Ireland Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

Outside of work I am the Chair of the Local Advisory Committee at Thorp Primary School and Trustee of The Oak Trust, a multi-academy trust based in Oldham.


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