After completing my PhD at the University of Warwick in 2001 under the supervision of Miles Reid, I was appointed as a Wylie Instructor at the University of Utah and later as a Simons Instructor at the University of Stony Brook. In 2006 I returned to the UK as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and I moved to the University of Bath in 2013.
Research: My research establishes links between algebraic geometry and representation theory using techniques from geometric invariant theory, toric geometry, quiver representations, noncommutative algebras and derived categories.
The Bath Geometry Seminar.
Teaching: In 2022/23 I teach MA10209 (Algebra 1A).
On chronic fatigue and proprioception dysfunction: In October 2014 I fell ill with ME/CFS, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or post-viral fatigue. I learned a lot over the next fourteen months of frustration, experimentation, online research and recovery, and I recorded what I discovered here.
A bad relapse in June 2017 and my failure to recover despite implementing what I'd learned in 2014-15 put me in a wheelchair or in bed for the better part of a year. In April 2018 I was diagnosed and treated for Proprioception Dysfunction Syndrome (PDS) by Professor Orlando Alves da Silva. My rapid recovery is described in the following unpublished note (I'm Patient 1):