I'm a postdoc in the Astrophysics Group, School of Physics, University of Exeter, working on Star Formation, Molecular Clouds, and Antarctic Astrophysics. I specialise in observing our Galaxy in millimetre-wave and submillimetre-wave radiation: Both thermal continuum emission from dust and spectral-line emission from the molecules themselves. But I also work in optical, near-IR, radio, and X-ray wavelength ranges, and help build instruments. More details in the projects section.
I used to work in Antarctica; I ran AST/RO - a submillimetre-wave telescope at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station - for a year, including a winterover. I'm currently involved in plans and projects to exploit other possible observatory sites on the Ice: Dome A and Dome C.
Within the department, I'm responsible for our teaching telescope. It's a Meade LX-200 with a CCD camera, filters, and spectrograph. For serious technical fixes, I rely on our technical staff; I make sure that the system has acceptable astronomical performance. The teaching laboratory sessions using the telescope are organised and run by academic staff, but I sometimes help with operations on the night. Details in the UXO section.