Education

Education

Lecturer

Junior Fresh Physics for Engineers (PYU11E04), TCD, 2020 – present.

Senior Fresh Physics Laboratory (PY2T20/PY2T10), TCD, 2018 – 2020.

Senior Fresh Earth Sciences (PY2P30), TCD, 2018 – 2019.

Senior Sophister Planetary and Space Science (PY4A03; guest lecturer), TCD, 2017 – 2019.

Junior Fresh Geography II: Environmental Geography (GG1025; guest lecturer), TCD, 2018.

Supervisor

Laura Hayes
Supervisor for postdoc project, Trinity College Dublin, 2021.
Investigating deep learning techniques for solar eruption prediction.

Peter Breslin
Supervisor for final year BA Astrophysics project, Trinity College Dublin, 2020 – 2021.
(will soon be starting MSc Astronomy and Data Science at University Leiden)
Statistical analysis of several solar eruption event catalogues (CMEs, flares, SEPs, and their active region sources) over two solar cycles worth of data from satellite observations of the the Sun.

Tadhg Garton
Co-supervisor for PhD, Trinity College Dublin, 2016 – 2019.
(now Alan Turing Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Southampton)
Development of an advanced coronal hole detection algorithm for real-time use on SolarMonitor.org as well as researching improvements to solar wind and storm arrival prediction efforts.

Laura Corbett
Supervisor for final year BA Astrophysics project, Trinity College Dublin, 2018.
(now Data Analytics Professional)
Validation of Python version of the Solar Monitor Active Region Tracker algorithm, undertaking a statistical study on ten years of data and analysing the famous 2017 September flare event.

Sean Blake
Supervisor for postdoc project, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 – 2018.
(now Postdoctoral Researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Developing new tracking, deprojection, and visualisation code for the Solar Monitor Active Region Tracker algorithm in Python.

Aisling Bergin
Supervisor for final year BA Astrophysics project, Trinity College Dublin, 2017.
(now PhD student at University of Warwick Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics)
First verification analysis of the NASA/CCMC Flare Scoreboard, comparing the results of the various prediction methods in order determine the most accurate method.

Chloe Pugh
Supervisor for summer PhD research placement, Met Office, 2015.
(now Data Scientist at UK Ministry of Justice)
Collaborative project with the University of St Andrews to develop a real time system for solar active region analysis based on coronal magnetic field extrapolations.

Gabriel Harry
Co-supervisor for MSc research placement, Met Office, 2014.
(now Computer Software Professional)
Explorative research to extend the upper boundary of the Met Office Unified Model (numerical weather prediction model) for future coupling with space weather models.

Piyush Agrawal
Co-supervisor of undergraduate internship, Trinity College Dublin, 2012.
(now Hale Fellow at University of Colorado, Boulder)
Reconstructing the 3D structure of sunspot magnetic fields.

Mentor

Science Foundation Ireland Smart Futures Programme.

Trinity College Dublin School of Physics Gradlink Programme.

Trinity College Dublin Alumni-to-Student Mentoring Series.