I completed a PhD in theoretical physics at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo Canada, under the superposition of Lee Smolin. In my thesis, I helped develop a scale-free description of gravity called Shape Dynamics. Following this, I completed an NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship as a postdoc at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I then held a Dutch-funded VENI Fellowship as a postdoc in Radboud University in Nijmegen. Both postdoc positions were in Renate Loll’s quantum gravity group, where I continued to develop Shape Dynamics and worked on the Problem of Time with Karim Thébault. I am currently a Research Associate at the Philosophy Department of the University of Bristol, where I am working on analogue models of the early Universe.