I was awarded my Ph.D. by the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of St Andrews (Supervisor: Professor Simon Driver). My thesis, titled “Supermassive Black Holes: The Local Supermassive Black Hole Mass Function”, studied the demographics of supermassive black holes in the nearby universe.
In 2011, I moved to Carnegie Mellon University Qatar to work on the MegaMorph project in a collaboration with Steven Bamford, Boris Häußler and Alex Rojas. The goal of the project was to develop software that can quickly and reliably decompose galaxies into their main structures and robustly measure the physical properties of these internal structures. This research project was supported by a grant from the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) of Qatar Foundation (QF) and consisted of an international collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University Qatar and The University of Nottingham.