Belinda Nicholson

Belinda Nicholson

Adjunct Research Fellow

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


I am a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Physics at the University of Oxford and Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at USQ. I completed my PhD on the magnetic activity and winds of young, cool stars at UniSQ in 2019, but these days focus my attention on detecting and characterising exoplanets. In particular planets on medium-long orbits, and investigate ways to mitigate stellar activity in stellar radial velocity and light curve data.

  • Follow up of TESS single transit planet candidates with MINERVA-Australis
  • Radial velocities and stellar activity mitigation for long-period planets
  • Member of the Terra Hunting Experiment/HARPS-3 science team
  • Investigating stellar activity using Gaussian process regression
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Stellar Astrophysics
  • Exoplanets

Dr Nicholson’s publications can be viewed here