Research Interests

I mainly work on theoretical hadron physics from a quark model perspective. In particular:

  • unquenched quark models and strong decay
  • phenomenology of exotic hadrons
  • hadronic molecules
  • properties of harmonic oscillators

I am a member of the Exotic Hadron Spectroscopy Network (http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/exotics) and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Publications

  1. & Interpreting the X(5568). Physics Letters B 760, 627-633.
  2. Phenomenology of Pc(4380)+, Pc(4450)+ and related states. The European Physical Journal A 51(11)
  3. Meson Mass Splittings in Unquenched Quark Models. Acta Physica Polonica B Proceedings Supplement 8(1), 31
  4. Angular momentum coefficients for meson strong decay and unquenched quark models. Physical Review D 90(3)
  5. Hyperfine splitting and the experimental candidates for Eta-b(2S). Physical Review D D87(3)

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Teaching

  • PH-132 Mathematics for Physicists I

    Provides essential mathematics underpinning undergraduate level physics. Aimed at students who have taken A level mathematics or equivalent.

  • PH-133 Mathematics for Physicists II

    Provides essential mathematics underpinning undergraduate level physics. Aimed at students who have taken A level mathematics or equivalent.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head of Foundation Year - Department of Physics

    2016 - Present

  • Coordinator of Maths and Stats Success (MASS) for Physics - Department of Physics

    2015 - Present

  • Assessor on the Swansea Application Route (SAR) - Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy

    2015 - Present