# About me

I am a tenure track assistant professor at the Mathematics Department of the Free University of Amsterdam, holding a VENI fellowship. Before this I was a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Topological Data Analysis at the University of Oxford working with Heather Harrington and Helen Byrne. Before this I was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and a postdoc at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Copenhagen. I was a DPhil student at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, working with Ulrike Tillmann on topology of manifolds and cobordism categories. I was also a DPhil student at the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Oxford working with the late Martin Brasier on morphology of Ediacaran organisms. Before that I wrote my master's thesis on quantum gravity with Renate Loll and Tom Ilmanen at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of Utrecht University.

Within mathematics I am interested in topological data analysis applied to biomedicine and also pure algebraic topology, particularly in the study of manifolds, cobordism categories and topological quantum field theories. I am also interested in creating and learning about palaeontology, physics and art.