I studied for a Masters in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester in 2002-06 (see my notes from the lectures), followed by a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank in 2006-10. In 2010-16 I was a Science & Technology Funding Council-funded postdoctoral researcher at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester. I then moved to Brazil in 2016 for a FAPESP Young Investigator fellowship at the Departmento de Física Matemática, Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, before moving to Tenerife in 2019.
I am a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, as well as a member of the Institute of Physics, and the Institute of Advanced Motorists. I am also an honorary member of Wikimedia UK, and a member of Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento Brasil // Wiki Movement Brazil User Group.