After completing my undergraduate and graduate
degrees at the University of Cambridge, I joined the University of
Warwick, first as a postdoc and then as a University
Lecturer. In 1992, I moved to Oxford University where I have served as Head of Condensed
Matter Physics, Associate Head of Department, and as vice-Provost of Oriel
College. My research exploits neutron and x-ray scattering methods to
explore novel magnetic and superconducting materials. In 2011, I received the Institute of Physics Superconductivity Group Prize (Pippard Prize), and in 2017, I was recognised as an Outstanding Referee by the American
Prof. Andrew Boothroyd
Oxford, OX1 3PU
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Brief biographical data
My main academic activities are:
My research interests are in condensed matter physics, in particular the cooperative behaviour of electrons in solids. Further information can be found by following the links in the box to the left.
I teach physics at the undergraduate and graduate level. In Trinity Term 2020/21 I shall give lectures on the Structure and Dynamics of solids as part of the C3 Major Option: Condensed Matter Physics (login required). I am Organising Tutor for Physics at Oriel College, and give tutorials on a variety of topics in physics to undergraduates at the College.