Associate professor, UNSW

Associate Professor Sarah Brough gained her Masters degree in Physics at the University of Liverpool, UK and her PhD on the environmental dependence of galaxy evolution at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She was previously a post doctoral fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and a research astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney. Sarah recently joined the School of Physics at UNSW Sydney. The majority of her research focuses on what role environment plays in how galaxies change with time. She is particularly interested in the most massive galaxies in the Universe, which represent the most extreme result of galaxy formation. Until July 2017 Sarah was the Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA) Chapter of the Astronomical Society of Australia overseeing the Chapter's Pleiades award scheme which recognises organisations in Australian astronomy that take active steps to advance the careers of women.


  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
  • 2014–2017
    ARC Future Fellow, Australian Astronomical Observatory