Astrophysics Research and Teaching Associate, Queensland University of Technology

Michael Cowley is an astrophysicist and educator at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Southern Queensland. His research – which involves cosmology, supermassive black holes, and the formation and evolution of galaxies – has taken him around the world and resulted in numerous publications in leading international scientific journals. As an advocate for STEMM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, & Medicine), Michael enjoys the challenge of taking complex topics and making them accessible to all audiences.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Astrophysics Research and Teaching Associate, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2016–2019
    Research Officer, Macquarie University

Education

  • 2017 
    Macquarie University/Australian Astronomical Observatory, PhD in Astronomy and Physics
  • 2013 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Institute of Physics
  • Member of the Institute of Physics
  • Member of the Astronomical Society of Australia
  • Junior Member of the International Astronomical Union