I have just (Jan 2017) moved to UCD and Dublin from New Zealand. I am a PhD student under the supervision of Associate Professor Donal Finn aiming to derive a novel methodology for the assessment of energy flexibility in commercial buildings using hybrid modelling techniques. I completed my Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland with First Class Honours in 2011. Prior to moving here, I was working as a stress engineer in the aircraft interiors industry. My areas of strength to date are in finite element modelling and structural analysis. In my spare time, I am out playing badminton, football or touch rugby, exploring and hiking around, cooking at home or volunteering in the community.