PhD Candidate in Astronomy, University of Southern Queensland

Having originally completed a BSc in Computing at USQ I went on to complete my MSc undertaking research related to the Doppler Imaging of Active Young Stars.

Previously I have worked as a telescope operator for the UKST and on the Near Earth Object Survey Project at Siding Spring Observatory. I discovered two comets, C/2006 R1 Siding Spring and C/2007 Q3 Siding Spring and am currently studying for a PhD in Astronomy with USQ.

My interests are in long term climate change as related to solar activity cycles, the formation and evolution of our Solar System, Space Missions and the study of those solar system objects beyond Neptune. I

I am the Australian National Coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders and very involved in astronomy and science outreach and amateur astronomy groups.

When not gazing at the stars, I am a commercial pilot, Flying instructor and self employed Computer Technician.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Southern Queensland, MSc(Research)