Christopher Cummiskey Lovell Portrait

Dr Christopher Lovell


I am a computational astrophysicist interested in the interface between simulations, observations and novel artifical intelligence methods.


I’m a Dennis Sciama postdoctoral fellow at the University of Portsmouth, joining in October 2022. Before this I completed a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Hertfordshire with Prof. James Geach, and a JSPS short-term fellowship at the University of Tokyo with Prof. Masami Ouchi.

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Sussex in July 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Peter thomas and Dr. Stephen Wilkins.

Research interests

My research interests span a broad range of topics in galaxy evolution, particularly in the first billion years after the big bang. In particular, I run and analyse large numerical cosmological simulations, creating mock observations of the real Universe to better understand observations. I also employs a number of artifical intelligence techniques, using these to better interpret and improve the performance of the simulations.