Professor, January 2018- 
DTU Space, Technical University of Denmark


Senior Scientist December 2011 - December 2017
DTU Space, Technical University of Denmark

Oberassistent (Research Scientist/Lecturer), March 2008 - November 2011 

Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, March 2006 - February 2008 
Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, June 2005 - February 2006  
Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics, University of Leeds, UK 


Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of Leeds, UK, 2005 
Project title: Hydromagnetic waves in Earth's core and their influence on geomagnetic secular variation  
Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Jackson

Masters Degree in Physics (1st Class Honours), University of Oxford, UK, 2001 
Final year project title: A study of quenching in two chaotic systems 
Supervisors: Prof. Raymond Hide and Dr. Guy Peskett

Wallace High School, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, UK, 1997
10 GCSEs (7A*, 3A Grades) and 4 A-levels (4A Grades) 




Doornbos Memorial Prize, 2012
Awarded biannually by the Committee on Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior - SEDI (IUGG) - for outstanding work on the Earth's deep interior by a young scientist

Professional Service

Chair of IAGA Division V-Mod WG, 2011-2015

Leader of International Space Science Institute (ISSI) team investigating Rapid Dynamics in the Earth's Core, 2012 - 2015

Chair of International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF-11) task force, 2009
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