Curriculum Vitae

  • A copy of my CV in PDF format can be found here.


Research Interests

  • Star formation; stellar evolution; pre-main-sequence stars; environmental effects on star and planet formation.
  • Colour-magnitude diagrams; evolutionary models; age spreads.

Research Positions

  • University of Rochester, Rochester, US
    Sept. 2013 - present
        Postdoctoral Associate


  • University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    2007 - 2012
        Ph.D. completed November 2012
        Thesis title: A Critical Assessment of Ages Derived Using Pre-Main-Sequence Isochrones in Colour-Magnitude Diagrams
        Supervisor: Prof. Tim Naylor
  • Interruption to Ph.D. (personal reasons)
    2010 - 2011

  • University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK
    2002 - 2007
        M.Phys. Astrophysics (Hons.) First Class
        Project title: Coronal X-Ray Activity of Rapidly Rotating Late-Type Stars
        Supervisor: Dr. Gaitee Hussain

  • Madras College, St. Andrews, UK
    1996 - 2002

Research Publications


First author


In Preparation

  • Pre-main-sequence isochrones - Ⅲ. An internet server for semi-empirical pre-main-sequence isochrones
    Cameron P. M. Bell, Tim Naylor, N. J. Mayne, R. D. Jeffries, and S. P. Littlefair


Telescope Proposals

  • I am co-investigator on a proposal, the data of which I have been working on as part of my Ph.D. thesis (Testing Pre-Main-Sequence Isochrones; Naylor P.I.). The aim of this proposal was to test pre-main-sequence isochrones using young clusters ranging from 1 - 30Myr in an attempt to allow us to choose between these models and hence derive consistent ages.
  • I am co-investigator on a series of proposals to obtain data that can be used to test the predications from the latest simulations of spiral arm star formation (Testing Models of Spiral Arms; Naylor P.I.).
  • I am also co-investigator on a proposal to study the low-mass Taurus star-forming region (Is Environment Important for Young Stars?; Naylor P.I.). The aim of this proposal is to test our understanding of star formation physics by contrasting star formation in low-density regions which lack high-mass stars with massive, dense regions such as Orion.

Telescope Experience

  • Isaac Newton Telescope, October 2007
    Six nights using the WFC to obtain data for the proposal Testing Pre-Main-Sequence Isochrones
  • Isaac Newton Telescope, September 2008
    Seven nights using the WFC to obtain data for a combination of the proposals Testing Pre-Main-Sequence Isochrones and Testing Models of Spiral Arms.
  • William Herschel Telescope, November 2008
    Four nights using the AF2/WYFFOS multi-object fibre-fed spectrograph to obtain data for the proposal Testing Models of Spiral Arms.

Teaching Experience

University of Exeter

  • Teaching assistant: Stage II Astrophysics
    2008 - 2010 and 2011 - 2012
    Involves demonstrating laboratory practicals, marking student's reports and evaluating final project presentations. I have also run observing sessions for the undergraduates to gather data for their projects.
  • Teaching assistant: Stage II Physics
    2007 - 2008
    Involves demonstrating the experiments, marking student's projects and evaluating end-of-year presentations.

Computing Skills

  • Languages: Fortran; C-shell scripting; IRAF (basics); Python (basics); HTML (basics)
  • Programs: TOPCAT; LaTeX
  • Operating systems: Mac OS X; Unix/Linux

Academic References

  • Prof. Tim Naylor
    Astrophysics Group
    University of Exeter
    Exeter, EX4 4QL
    Phone: +44 (0) 1392 724172
  • Prof. Rob Jeffries
    Astrophysics Group
    Research Institute for the Environment, Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics
    Keele University
    Keele, ST5 5BG
    Phone: +44 (0) 1782 733892
  • Prof. Matthew Bate
    Astrophysics Group
    University of Exeter
    Exeter, EX4 4QL
    Phone: +44 (0) 1392 725513