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Jacinta Delhaize

I am a radio astronomer specializing in the field of galaxy evolution. I have an undergraduate degree in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Western Australia. I worked for 4 years as a Research Fellow at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. I then moved to the University of Cape Town Astronomy Department where I was a South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) Research Fellow before taking up a Lectureship at UCT in early 2022. My research makes use of data from South Africa's MeerKAT telescope. I am a primary or co-author on 32 peer-reviewed publications. I have significant science communication experience and am the co-creator, producer and host of The Cosmic Savannah podcast bringing African astronomy research to the general public.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, University of Cape Town
  • 2018–2021
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Cape Town
  • 2014–2018
    ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Zagreb


  • 2014 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Western Australia, BSc (Physics) (First class Honours)


  • 2021
    MIGHTEE: Are giant radio galaxies more common than we thought? , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 501, 3833
  • 2017
    The VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz Large Project: The infrared-radio correlation of star-forming galaxies and AGN to z ≲ 6 , Astronomy and Astrophysics, 602, A4
  • 2013
    Detection of HI in distant galaxies using spectral stacking, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 433, 1398

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the International Astronomical Union
  • Member of the South African Institute of Physics