I am a Professor at the University of Liverpool, member of the ATLAS Collaboration at the LHC and Team Leader of the ATLAS Liverpool group. My research activities are focused on searches for New Physics including Supersymmetry (SUSY), dark matter (DM) and lepto-quark (LQ) using data collected by the ATLAS experiment. I have been one of the main authors of several searches for third generation squarks (top and bottom squarks), charginos and neutralinos and other WIMP dark matter candidates using Run 1 and Run 2 data. Between 2012 and 2014 I have been appointed as co-convener of the SUSY Working Group that counts about 300 members from various Institutions. From October 2014 to end of 2016 I have been invited by the Collaboration to lead the Physics Modeling Group which steers the efficient simulation of Monte Carlo samples in relation to theoretical developments and data requirements for all ATLAS analyses. I am currently working on various Run 2 searches (SUSY, DM, LQ) co-supervising 5 PhD students. I am also engaged in long-term High Energy Physics projects. I am coordinator for ATLAS of the Beyond Standard Model Yellow Report physics studies in charge of defining the HEP goals for the next decade in preparation to the European Strategy 2020. I also participate in the Large electron-proton (LHeC) and Future Circular Collider (FCC) facility projects. I am member of the STFC Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) and coordinator of the Research Excellence Framework review foreseen in 2021 for the Department of Physics at UoL.
- Halliday Prize for first rank in STFC Advanced Fellowship (Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC), 2009)