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Sarah R.N. McIntyre

PhD Scholar, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University

I am a PhD student at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University.

My primary research goals are directed toward exploring and modelling the concept of habitability. I am currently investigating the effect that a diverse range of astronomical and planetary parameters have on an exoplanets' ability to sustain liquid water.

In conjunction with the rapidly increasing information from exoplanet databases expected within the next 2 years, my future research plans are to help determine optimal targets for near-future ground- and space-based observations of planetary atmospheres and the potential detection of life in space.


  • –present
    PhD Scholar, Australian National University


  • 2017 
    Australian National University, Master Astronomy and Astrophysics (Ad)
  • 2015 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts
  • 2015 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Science

Research Areas

  • Astrobiology (020101)
  • Astronomical And Space Sciences (0201)
  • Planetary Science (Excl. Extraterrestrial Geology) (020108)
  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)
  • Biogeography And Phylogeography (060302)