AA1051: Introductory Astronomy (distance learning) – a year-long broad overview of modern astrophysics for beginners to the subject. Covers the essential physics background, measurements and coordinate systems used in astronomy, telescopes and observing conditions, stellar structure, the HR diagram and stellar evolution, the distance ladder, galaxies, and simple cosmology. Updated the course to run via Teams with more interactivity. Module leader. More information.
AP2860: Physics Laboratory – running a series of astronomy experiments in the second year laboratory, on topics such as binary stars, analysing CCDs, six-week open-ended group research projects, and including evening observing sessions at UCLan’s Observatory at Alston. Running at remotely this academic year using Azure Labs and Teams. Module leader for the astrophysics half of the module.
AA3050: DL astronomy dissertation – supervising distance learning students working their final dissertations at the end of their path through the UCLan distance learning degree in astronomy. My student this year is working on modelling the radio light curve of a recent core collapse supernova. Module leader.
AP3950: Third year physics/astronomy project – supervising students working on their BSc major research project. My student this year worked on a literature review on the topic of intermediate mass black holes.
Research students – I am co-supervising a PhD student working on the Pebbles survey, 2017-2020, and DoS for a student working on deep field radio astronomy (2020-2023). I also supervise an MSc student working on a small radio telescope for Alston Observatory.
In 2021 I am also studying for a PG Cert in Online and Distance Education through the Open University.