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Richard McDermid

Associate Professor, Macquarie University

Dr. Richard McDermid is an Associate Professor at Macquarie University. His research field is primarily galaxy formation and evolution, in particular using observations of galaxies to measure the properties of their stars, gas, dark matter and black holes.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Macquarie University
  • 2016–2020
    Senior lecturer, ARC Future Fellow, Macquarie University
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2012–2013
    Assistant scientist, Gemini Observatory
  • 2007–2012
    Science Fellow, Gemini Observatory
  • 2002–2007
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Leiden University


  • 2002 
    University of Durham (UK), PhD

Research Areas

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy (020103)
  • Astronomical And Space Instrumentation (020102)