Personal profile


I strive to bring change and solution-oriented impact to the technology innovation sector, driven by curiosity, perseverance, growth, and ethical values.

I am a research associate in computational astrophysics and a specialist in High-Performance Computing (HPC) simulations, data pipelines and software development. My problem-solving approach combines attention to detail with systems thinking, modern agile methodologies and collaborative leadership.

During my 5-year experience, I developed software to extract novel insights from complex systems and presented at 10+ international conferences, 30+ plenary meetings and in 10+ technical reports.

I lead research projects with teams in the Virgo Consortium, the world’s leading partnership in computational cosmology by combined h-factor, and I coordinate 4 projects using the UK’s top supercomputing facilities from DiRAC-STFC.

I have mentored 100+ students, run 50+ programming workshops and communicated principles of agile working, data science and presentation skills to 2 award-winning groups of students (SARSTEM and DSI-Africa).

I was fortunate to chair the student-run Astronomy Society at the University of Manchester. During my appointment, the Society featured in national events (BlueDot) and television (BBC), organised 100+ science outreach events and its member count surged by 400%.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Physics, Observability study of substructure in cosmological simulations of massive galaxy clusters using the kSZ effect, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 201519 Jul 2019

Award Date: 19 Jul 2019

Areas of expertise

  • QB Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxy evolution
  • Black holes
  • Observation
  • QC Physics
  • Simulation
  • Numerical analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamcs
  • Algorithms
  • QA76 Computer software

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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