My research interests are focused primarily on terahertz physics, and the exploitation of ultrafast laser-based terahertz radiation sources and terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. I address challenges both within the fields of photon physics and accelerator physics. Within the field of photon physics, I use terahertz spectroscopy to probe the fundamental properties of materials being developed for the next generation of electronic devices, aligned with the 'Atoms to Devices' strand of the Henry Royce Institute. My work within the field of accelerator physics is focused on using sub-picosecond terahertz radiation pulses to manipulate electron beams and ultimately shrink the size of particle accelerators. This work involves utilising the state-of-the-art laser facilities at the Photon Science Institute (PSI) and the accelerator facilities at STFC Daresbury Laboratory.