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Web and database guy, Macquarie University

I have a PhD in astrophysics and my research includes searching for planets orbiting other stars and using "starquakes" to peer deep into the centres of stars. I am a Fellow of the Astronomical Society of Australia, take part in the Scientists in Schools program and am involved in the amateur astronomical community.
I am regularly asked by various media outlets (including the ABC) to comment on astronomical news stories about planets and stars.

These days I find myself enabling science rather than carrying out much research, but that's probably better for my mental health.


  • 2008–present
    Deputy Gemini Scientist, Australian Astronomical Observatory
  • 2013–present
    Web and Information Administrator, Australian Astronomical Observatory
  • 2005–2008
    Research Fellow, Anglo-Australian Observatory


  • 2003 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Science (Hons I)

Professional Memberships

  • Astronomical Society of Australia

Research Areas

  • Astronomical And Space Sciences (0201)
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems (020110)


Fellow of the Astronomical Society of Australia