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Senior Curator (Astronomy), Museums Victoria and Honorary Fellow at University of Melbourne, Museums Victoria

I am an extragalactic astronomer, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and am currently working in the field of science communication at Melbourne Planetarium.

I have been the Curator (Astronomy) at Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks since 1999, drawing on my background in research astronomy to create more than a dozen planetarium productions. The most recent of these are now screened in over fifty planetariums across sixteen countries world-wide.


  • 1999–present
    Senior Curator (Astronomy), Museum Victoria
  • 2014–present
    Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne


  • 2002 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1994 
    University of Sydney, BSc (Hons)


  • 2001
    Starburst or Seyfert? Adding a Radio and Far-Infrared Perspective to the Investigation of Activity in Composite Galaxies. , Astronomical Journal
  • 1999
    Starburst or Seyfert? Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Measure the Activity in Composite Galaxies., Astronomical Journall
  • 1997
    The Sculptor dwarf irregular galaxy SDIG: present and past., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society