I am a theoretical astroparticle physicist and member of the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, as well as the Queen’s Astronomy Research Group, in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University.
My research encompasses many aspects of astroparticle phenomenology and cosmology, with emphasis on the particle nature of dark matter, and the search for novel ways to identify it. I am particularly interested in the effects of dark matter on stars like the Sun, along with its interactions with other messengers including neutrinos and the cosmic microwave background.
Another active research area of mine is the interpretation and possible scientific uses of the high-energy astrophysical neutrinos recently seen by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory located at the South Pole.
I obtained my PhD from McGill in 2012 with Jim Cline, working on positron signatures of dark matter in the Milky Way. Since then I have worked at IFIC, Valencia on neutrinos and cosmology, at IPPP (Durham University) on various aspects of dark matter phenomenology, and most recently was a Junior Research Fellow in the astrophysics group at Imperial College London. I have been an Assistant Professor at Queen’s since January 2018.