I am a Research Fellow at the university of St Andrews. I work with Yoav Len, funded by his EPSCR New Investigator award.

My email address is tdp1 [at] st-andrews.ac.uk.

My research is in algebraic geometry. My main interests are compactifications of moduli spaces, families of curves and abelian varieties, logarithmic geometry, tropical geometry.

"Models of Jacobians of curves" Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Crelles Journal), vol. 2023, no. 801, 2023, pp. 115-159. https://doi.org/10.1515/crelle-2023-0031 (with David Holmes, Samouil Molcho and Giulio Orecchia)

"Neron models of Jacobians over bases of arbitrary dimension" epiga:7340 - Épijournal de Géométrie Algébrique, September 21, 2022, Volume 6 - https://doi.org/10.46298/epiga.2022.7340

"Néron models in high dimension: Nodal curves, Jacobians and tame base change" (PhD thesis)

On 18-19 April 2024, Johan Martens and I are organizing a GLEN workshop on tropical geometry in St Andrews.

Some of my favourite things include: bouldering, really good movies, really bad movies, math puns, and puppies.