I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for Astrophysics Research specialising in mining astronomical surveys (primarily the PanSTARRS survey) for low luminosity members of the local population. My main research interests are brown dwarfs, the initial stellar and substellar mass function and cool white dwarfs. In my previous postdoctoral positions I worked on Pan-STARRS data in Hawai`i & MPIA and at Radboud University Nijmegen producing proper motion surveys for the IPHAS Galactic Plane survey. Before that I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh. As well as my research I occasionally do a bit of public understanding blogging as one of the authors on we are all in the gutter.

Centre for Astrophysics Research
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane Campus, Hatfield
AL10 9AB, UK
n.deacon2 herts.ac.uk
Latest Papers
A nearby young M dwarf with a wide, possibly planetary-mass companion Deacon, N. R., Schlieder, J. E., Murphy, S. J.
Pan-Planets: Searching for hot Jupiters around cool dwarfs Obermeier, C., Koppenhoefer, J., Saglia, R. P., et al.
A Pan-STARRS 1 study of the relationship between wide binarity and planet occurrence in the Kepler field Deacon, N. R., Kraus, A. L., Mann, A. W., et al.