Please note that I can properly supervise one MSc or MSci student per year only. If you are interested in doing a project with me, you should have an excellent maths and physics background and get in touch early.

I am happy to supervise student projects in the all areas of gravitation and cosmology. Current projects include:

  • Slowly rotating fluids in general relativity
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Cosserat elasticity
  • Dynamical systems in cosmology
  • Carter-Pensore diagrams
  • Centre manifolds and normal forms in cosmology
  • Modified gravity


PhD students

Yongjo Lee Continuum mechanics, Cosserat elasticity
Sebastian Bahamonde Modified gravity, teleparallel gravity, continuum mechanics

Past PhD students

Matthew Wright General relativity, dynamical systems in cosmology
Nicola Tamanini Modified gravity, teleparallel gravity → CEA-Saclay
Atifah Mussa Exact solutions, modified gravity
Rob Downes (PhD student of Dmitri Vassiliev) Teleparallel gravity
Nyein Chan Dark energy, dynamical systems in cosmologySwinburne
James Burnett (PhD student of Dmitri Vassiliev) Dark spinors in gravitation and cosmology