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Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow

Sarah Brough


02 9385 5470


Subjects Taught: 


  • 2005: PhD Astronomy, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • 1999: MPhys, University of Liverpool, UK


Research Interests: 

My main research interest is in how galaxies change with time (evolve), and learning how that change depends on the environment they are found in. I am particularly intererested in the changes experienced by the most massive galaxies in the Universe. To do this research I am involved in two big galaxy surveys; the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) and SAMI surveys which take their observations using the 4-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope situated near Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia.

I talk more about my research in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVOLe1qYXOY

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2015-2019)


  • Australian representative on Giant Magellan Telescope Science Advisory Committee (2017-present)
  • Member of UNSW Athena-SWAN Self-Assessment Team (2017-present)
  • Chair of Steering Committee for the Astronomical Society of Australia's Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA) Chapter (2015-2017)
  • Australian representative on Gemini Observatory Users Committee (2012-2013)
  • Member of the International Astronomical Union (2012-present)
  • Member of the Australian Optical Telescopes Advisory Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member of the Astronomical Society of Australia (2009-present)

Selected Publications: 

See my list of publications on ADS