2005: PhD Astronomy, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
1999: MPhys, University of Liverpool, UK
I am an observational astronomer and lead a research group that tackles a broad range of outstanding questions in Galaxy Evolution.
The core of my research is understanding how galaxies change with time (evolve), and 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.
I am a member of two large galaxy surveys; the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) and SAMI surveys which have taken their observations with the 4-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope situated near Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia.
Are you an undergraduate who would like to join our team? Check out my publications linked below, and what we are currently working on (latest news: Why Massive Galaxies Don't Dance in Crowds). Send me an email and tell me about your scientific interests.
Honours, Awards and Memberships:
Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2015-2019)
Member of Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) Science Advisory Committee (2018 - present)
International representative on Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporate Operations Committee (2018 - present)
Australian representative on Giant Magellan Telescope Science Advisory Committee (2017-present)
Member of UNSW Athena-SWAN Self-Assessment Team (2017-2018)
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 Australian Optical Telescopes Advisory Committee (2011-2012)