My undergraduate and postgraduate studies were undertaken at the University of Otago. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Maryland, USA) from 2001-2004, after which I joined the Department as a lecturer.
Quantum Gases: magnetic and dipolar interactions
My research programme centres on the physics of ultra-cold gases. This is a high profile field of physics in which 8 key researchers have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1997. I have established and lead a theory group that has interests in a variety of areas: finite temperature theory, optical lattices, probing and spectroscopic techniques. Recently my interest has been focused on Bose condensates in which the atoms have either magnetic (spinor) degrees of freedom or dipole-dipole interactions.