Dr McBride is an astronomer at the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development. She works towards bridging the gap between the community of professional astronomers and the development world with a view to helping astronomers apply their skills to problems related to socioeconomic development. She is also an honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town where she works on observations of massive stars in binaries.


  • –present
    Astronomer, University of Cape Town


  • 2007 
    University of Southampton, PhD