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I am the Research Software Community Manager for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) and based in the eScience Lab within the Department of Computer Science.

I am a passionate Open Science/Research advocate and work to promote openness, reproducibility, inclusion and wellbeing in research. I am a SSI Fellow 2019, Mozilla Open Leader (Round 4 Project Lead, Round 5 Mentor and Cohort Host), FOSTER Open Science Trainer, Turing Way team member, Tech Future Female Leader and Organiser of the Manchester women in data meetup group HER+Data MCR. If you are interested in collaborating on Open Science/Research activities or with HER+Data MCR, please get in touch!

I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Long Baseline Radio Interferometry at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) here at the University of Manchester, and before that I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in Ireland where I investigated the radio emission properties of outflows from young, Sun-like stars at very long wavelengths, specifically with LOFAR. Our team was the first to successfully detect a young stellar object (YSO) with LOFAR, extending the spectral energy distribution for a T Tauri star to 2 metres (150 MHz) and constraining physical properties associated with its plasma outflows. I was the first to successfully investigate YSOs at metre wavelengths using the GMRT during my Ph.D., which I conducted at DIAS under the supervision of Prof. Tom Ray (DIAS) and Prof. Anna Scaife (University of Manchester).

I obtained my B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where I contributed to projects relating to the explosion mechanism of Type Ia Supernovae using the supercomputing facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I also interned at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2008 as part of the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program.

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 5 - Gender Equality

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