About Me

I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Newcastle University and part of our research groups on Theoretical Cosmology & Observational Astronomy. In September 2020 my PhD student Alex Gough joined us.

I am very excited to have been part of the ‘Universe Unravelled’ Series filmed at Cambridge that is now available on Discovery+, the streaming channel of Discovery Channel UK.

Before coming to Newcastle, I was a Research Associate in the group of Paul Shellard at The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge and a Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College (2017-2019). Earlier, I was a PostDoc at the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics in the group of Enrico Pajer at Utrecht University (2015-2017). I finished my PhD in Theoretical Cosmology in 2015 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, supervised by Stefan Hofmann. 

Together with Ulrike Böhm, I am running the facebook page ‘Physikerinnen’ for female physicists. Every week, we highlight an excellent women in physics (from student to professor) as ‘female physicist of the week’.

If you want to learn more about me and my research, I answered some questions for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Panel Discussion on Women in Science, the Newcastle Women in STEM page, the Cambridge Women in STEM page, the German Youth magazine jetzt.de (in German), the Women in Research Blog and the Fitzwilliam College Magazine Optima.