I am an astronomer at the Australian National University's Mt. Stromlo Observatory. I am the Operational Scientist for the SkyMapper Observatory, an automated, rapid survey telescope designed to conduct the Southern Sky Survey

I conduct research on pulsating stars, stellar evolution, galactic structure and the search for extremely metal-poor stars, the first stars to have formed in the Universe.


  • 2003–present
    Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University
  • 2001–2003
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


  • 2001 
    Australian National University, Ph.D.
  • 1994 
    University of Sydney, B.Sc. (Hons)