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Former Astronomer
Born (1979-12-20)December 20, 1979
Leeds, England
Residence Lancashire
Citizenship British
Fields Astronomy, Astrophysics, Medicine
Institutions North Western Deanery
Alma mater University of Leeds, University of Manchester, University of Central Lancashire, Swansea University,Cardiff University
BSc Physics with Astrophysics (University of Leeds) (2002)

MPhil Radio Astronomy (University of Manchester) (2004)
PhD Astrophysics (University of Central Lancashire) (2009)
MB BCh Medicine (Swansea University, Cardiff University) (2011)
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
Member of the Institute of Physics
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Trainee Register of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Interests: Astrophysics, Astronomy, Anatomy, Medicine


I am an Obstetrics & Gynaecology trainee, having completed my foundation training in the North West of England. I studied Medicine at Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Prior to this I studied at several Universities in the North of England gaining undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

I am married with 1 child and another on the way.

PhD Title: A Spectroscopic Study of the Rapidly Oscillating Peculiar A Star HD 134214

During my PhD I studied the photometric and spectroscopic properties of roAp stars, in particular HD 134214. I performed a detailed abundance analysis of this star and also analysed the radial velocity variations, in order to try and gain a better understanding of the structure of the atmosphere of HD 134214 and the pulsations therein.

My Interests[edit]

My special areas of interest are Astronomy and Medicine and I have a particular interest in trying to keep articles in these subjects of high quality.

I am also a great follower and player of rugby, snooker and darts. In particular I follow Sale Sharks in Rugby Union and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in Rugby League. I have also attended the World Snooker Championships on many occasions. I also try (and often fail) to spend time growing fruit and vegetables in my garden.

Contributions to Wikipedia[edit]

Pages Created

roAp stars

Pre-prostatic urethra

Major Contributions

Ap stars

Minor Contributions

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Belle Vue (Wakefield)

Saul Adelman


South African Astronomical Observatory

Fr. Aidan Nichols O.P.

Fr. Mark Elvins O.F.M.Cap.

Blackfriars, Oxford

Dominican Order

Przybylski's star


Donald Kurtz

Pulmonary atresia

Typical antipsychotic

Master of Philosophy

Images Uploaded

0.5-m telescope at SAAO

SAAO buildings in Cape Town

BSc This user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.
MPhil This user has a Master of Philosophy degree.
PhD This user has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Astrophysics.
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