am an observational astrophysicist at Monash University
Kevin is an experienced British-Australian observational astronomer, having worked in multiple research intensive institutions across two continents. He read his Ph.D. at the University of Durham (Collingwood College) under the guidance of Prof. Ian Smail and Dr. Alastair Edge, and is now based in Australia. His core research interests cover a number of modern astrophysical topics and issues in the umbrella areas of extra-galactic astronomy and astrophysics, large-scale structure of the Universe and cosmology. These include:
•Galaxy formation, environment and evolution over cosmologically significant timescales;
•Stellar populations inside galaxies and their response to their physical environments;
•Clusters and superclusters of galaxies, their kinematics, constituents and growth;
•Brightest galaxy cluster members (e.g. cD galaxies) and dwarfs;
•Filaments of galaxies that stretch between galaxy clusters, and topology;
•Large, wide-field and deep redshift surveys of the sky.
Along the way, he has also contributed to a number of related and diverse research fields that include:
•Astronomical image processing and automated galaxy classification;
•The virtual observatory project and catalogue matching;
•Quasar detection and evolution;
•Dark energy and its influence on our cosmological model;
•Astrophysics and physics education;
•Random number generation, statistics, statistical methods, scientific sociology, and game theory.