Last updated 03/09/2006
2 Sep 2006 A minor update just to remove some of the scripts I had been linking to that suddenly had started popping up nasty advertising on the page. Sorry about that everyone. Also, just to satisfy Ian: I still only have one head, and it still has hair on it.
24 Oct 2005 By popular (?) demand here's a quick update on what I'm doing now: I'm currently working for a city startup (how long can one justify calling it a startup?) called Columba Systems. I'm working with Chris and the office is just accross the road from Tammay and Richard.
Some time ago now, I did a Ph.D. with the Hot-Star Group at University College London. My main research interest is in the field of photospheric abundances in O stars, but my work to date has also included a study of rotational velocities of O and B stars. A CD version of my thesis is available upon request.
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UCL at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Talented members of UCLU will be among the thousands of performers taking to the stage at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 
The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be
An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.
Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles
Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers. 
Transcribe Bentham project reaches 10,000th transcription
An experiment in ?scholarly crowdsourcing?, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has published its 10,000th transcription this week. 
UCL coding clubs for east London youngsters
UCL is running a series of free coding clubs for young people in east London.
Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism
A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research.
Partners of miscarriage sufferers ?ignored?
The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage ? and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain ? according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association.
Mobile games used for psychology experiments
Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably address psychology questions, paving the way to a better understanding of how cognitive function differs across populations.
Pre-diabetes label ?unhelpful and unnecessary?
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota.
Winner of China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge announced
Elves Biotech have been crowned winner of this year's China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge in the final which took place earlier this week.
Drink less for a healthier heart
A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ.
'World's slowest Doppler effect' found in embryo development
Long-term time-lapse microscopy has elicited surprise findings about the rhythm of body segment formation during embryo development.
Galton archive now online
UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton.
Same genes drive maths and reading ability
Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King?s College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits.
Blocking cells? movement to stop the spread of cancer
Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according to new UCL research.
London schools use 16,000 lemons on international Citrus Saturday
Schools from in and around London have used over 16000 lemons, 8000 oranges and 7000 limes in a day of frenzied lemonade selling that would rival The Apprentice as part of international Citrus Saturday.
'Like, innit, literally...' Is 'correct' grammar in decline and does this matter?
Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference today.
Bio Bean wins £20,000 first prize in Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Competition
Bio Bean, the coffee grounds recycling company founded by UCL graduates Arthur Kay and Benjamin Harriman, has won a Santander Universities Entrepreneurship postgraduate award, including grant funding for their business of £20,000.
UCL Academy students experience world of work at UCL
Five sixth form students from the UCL Academy have been enjoying direct experience of the world of work and university life by taking part in two week placements in five divisions across UCL.
Working with Camden Council to get children active
An initiative to see if playground design can inspire schoolchildren to be more active, Camden Active Spaces, is launched today at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in partnership with UCL and Camden Council.
New AHRC grant will fund ?Museums on Prescription? research
A team of researchers led by Dr Helen Chatterjee (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Public & Cultural Engagement) will begin a new three year project this month, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to explore the value and role of museums in social prescribing.
Diabetes treatments ?do more harm than good? for many people
Treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people, finds new research from UCL, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital.
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