In 2014, Jamie returned to Swansea University, firstly as a project officer working with Astute, and then as a physics lecturer/researcher in the College of Science, until September 2016.
In 2012, Jamie undertook Initial Teacher Training (ITT), graduating from Swansea Metropolitan University with a PGCE in Physics with Science and achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in June 2013.
Prior to this, he undertook a PhD in Physics under the supervision of Dr. Will Bryan at Swansea University, funded by a CASE studentship awarded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
As part of the course, he was involved in several experiments at Artemis, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), working with a team of researchers as part of a collaboration between Queen's University Belfast, University College London, and Swansea.
Jamie's PhD thesis, entitled "Multielectron dynamics in atoms investigated with strong-field tunnelling and XUV photoionization", was submitted in September 2011. He was admitted to his degree the following April, and graduated at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, on 20th July 2012.
Beam-transport diffraction in an ultrafast laser beamline
Mathematical modelling of a typical ultrafast laser beamline, to investigate the significant effect that standard optics can have on the structure of a laser focus due to diffraction.