I am a post doc in the Centre of Australian Category Theory at Macquarie University working on operad-like structures, their higher analogues, and their applications, in topology, algebra, and the real world…

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Macquarie University Land, the Wattamattageal clan of the Darug nation, whose cultures and customs have nurtured, and continue to nurture this land.

I pay my respects to Elders past, present and future.


  • Operad Theory (in particular modular operads)
  • Higher (modular) operads
  • Applications in mathematics and beyond


I’m particularly interested in modular operads and other structures described by graphs admitting cycles. Watch this space for more notes on loops and sphere contractions.

I’m also keen on weak (modular) operads, and always interested in thinking about generalised associahedra and their symmetries.

Right now, I’m in the process of building a site with more detailed and accessible information on my research. Until then, feel free to take a look at the following:

You can find my cv here.

Please feel free to get in touch if you want to talk about loops, sphere contractions, or anything else related to the topics mentioned above.

I’m also keen to hear from others interested in questions of representation and retention in maths. Especially to share thoughts on `speaking to power’ to address persistent bias in the academy.

More soon!