I am a Senior Research Fellow working in the Gravitation and Cosmology group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffieldrspicture. I am supported by the Royal Society with a University Research Fellowship.

My research focuses on how quantum physics might change our understanding of the beginning of the Universe, in particular, how the Big Bang of classical cosmology could be replaced by a “Big Bounce” in quantum theories of gravity.

I held the first part of my fellowship at the University of Nottingham (2018-19). Before moving to Nottingham I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, and the Albert Einstein Institute. I was also a Marie Curie fellow at Imperial College London (2014-16).

I completed my Ph.D. at DAMTP, University of Cambridge in 2011. (If you happen to be interested in my thesis, have a look here.) Please contact me for a full CV.

See the links on the left-hand side for publication lists.

My email is s.c.lastname@sheffield.ac.uk (‘lastname’ appropriately modified)

If you are an active quantum gravity researcher (in the broadest sense), please consider joining the International Society for Quantum Gravity.

I was selected as one of Classical and Quantum Gravity’s “Outstanding Reviewers” of 2018.