I am a medical physicist with an interest in metabolic imaging, MRI, and the application of quantitative tools to study relevant problems in biology. At present, I am a Novo-Nordisk Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Oxford, and am also a Stipendiary Lecturer in Physics at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. (If you are interested, you can peek at my full academic CV, which has my home address redacted online).
My primary research focus is metabolic imaging in living systems through the use of a low-temperature physical technique, Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP), which was the basis for my doctorate. DNP is a method to side-step the fundamental thermodynamic sensitivity limitation of conventional Magnetic Resonance techniques, and opens new frontiers for visualising the spatial, temporal and (bio-)chemical dynamics of labelled molecules of interest, such as 13C-Pyruvate. As metabolic dysregulation is a hallmark of diseases ranging from cancer to heart failure, DNP has the potential to be used as a novel medical iamging technique, as well as additionally providing information that is of utility for mathematically modelling metabolism as a whole. I work with medical doctors, biochemists, engineers, other physicists and occasionally mathematicians towards the common goal of trying to understand and quantify the changes that occur in the metabolic network in pathophysiology.
I am a peer reviewer for several journals in the field of in vivo magnetic resonance, and happily provide advice about anything within my sphere of competence to anyone who asks. Feel free to get in touch, check out my publications (including PDFs), or explore other things.
DPhil [PhD] in Condensed Matter Physics / Life Sciences' Interface Doctoral Training Centre
University of Oxford, 2015.
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy [postgraduate teaching qualification]
University of Oxford / UK HEA, 2013.
MPhys (Hons) in Physics
University of Oxford, 2011.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Oxford, April 2017 – 2020.
Junior Research Fellow in the Medical Sciences
Wadham College, University of Oxford, Michaelmas 2017 –.
Stipendiary Lecturer in Physics
St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford, September 2015 –.
EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow
University of Oxford, September 2015 – April 2016.
(Papers and More!)
I have taught the following courses:
Year 1: Classical Mechanics, Special Relativity, Circuit Theory, Electromagnetism, Optics
Year 2: Electromagnetism
Year 3: Biophysics