• The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4359 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
20082020
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Personal profile

Biography

I am a full-time researcher at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) within the Faculty of Science at UWA. I did my Masters undergraduate studies in Physics & Astrophysics at the University of Bristol (UK) between 2001-2005, followed by a PhD in Astrophysics between 2005-2008. After my PhD I took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of St Andrews (UK) between 2008-2010, followed by a SUPA fellowship from 2010-2012.

I first came to ICRAR as a long-term visitor in 2010-2012. From 2013 I have been directly employed by UWA through a UWA Research Fellowship. From 2015 onwards I have become an ongoing Senior Research Fellow at ICRAR.

Previous positions

ICRAR, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia Associate Professor, level C, (Oct 2014 – Jul 2019)

ICRAR, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia UWA Research Fellowship, level B, (Jan 2013 to Jan 2016)

ICRAR, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
Long term Research Assistant Professor visiting appointment (Oct 2011 to Dec 2012)

University of St Andrews, St Andrews UK
SUPA Advanced Fellow, 4 year appointment (Aug 2010 to Dec 2012)

University of St Andrews, St Andrews UK
Post Doctoral Researcher, 3.5 year appointment (Oct 2008 to Jul 2010)

University of Bristol, Bristol UK
PPARC/STFC funded PhD student, 3 years funding (Oct 2005 to Sep 2008)

Current projects

GAMA
WAVES
SAMI
H-ATLAS

Research

My main research is observational extra-galactic astronomy. I am involved in a number of major surveys (including GAMA, SAMI, H-ATLAS and WAVES). I also work on simulations, with a particular interest in the physics of galaxy mergers.

Languages

English

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 4359 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
  • 139 Article
  • 3 Conference paper

A numerical twist on the spin parameter, lambda (R)

Harborne, K. E., Power, C., Robotham, A. S. G., Cortese, L. & Taranu, D. S., Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 1, p. 249-262 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
1 Citation (Scopus)

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Environmental quenching of centrals and satellites in groups

Davies, L. J. M., Robotham, A. S. G., Lagos, C. D. P., Driver, S. P., Stevens, A. R. H., Bahé, Y. M., Alpaslan, M., Bremer, M. N., Brown, M. J. I., Brough, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cortese, L., Elahi, P., Grootes, M. W., Holwerda, B. W., Ludlow, A. D., McGee, S., Owers, M. & Phillipps, S., 11 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 4, p. 5444-5458 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

assembly
quenching
galaxies
halos
mass ratios

WALLABY early science - I. The NGC 7162 galaxy group

Reynolds, T. N., Westmeier, T., Staveley-Smith, L., Elagali, A., For, B-Q., Kleiner, D., Koribalski, B. S., Lee-Waddell, K., Madrid, J. P., Popping, A., Rhee, J., Whiting, M., Wong, O. I., Davies, L. J. M., Driver, S., Robotham, A., Allison, J. R., Bekiaris, G., Collier, J. D., Heald, G. & 4 othersMeyer, M., Chippendale, A. P., MacLeod, A. & Voronkov, M. A., 21 Jan 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 482, 3, p. 3591-3608

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

galactic clusters
ultrahigh frequencies
sky
galaxies
telescopes
29 Downloads (Pure)

An Empirical Mass Function Distribution

Murray, S. G., Robotham, A. S. G. & Power, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 855, 1, 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
distribution functions
galaxies
halos
mass media
survey design
3 Citations (Scopus)

Deep Extragalactic VIsible Legacy Survey (DEVILS): motivation, design, and target catalogue

Davies, L. J. M., Robotham, A. S. G., Driver, S. P., Lagos, C. P., Cortese, L., Mannering, E., Foster, C., Lidman, C., Hashemizadeh, A., Koushan, S., O'Toole, S., Baldry, I. K., Bilicki, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bremer, M. N., Brown, M. J. I., Bryant, J. J., Catinella, B., Croom, S. M., Grootes, M. W. & 9 othersHolwerda, B. W., Jarvis, M. J., Maddox, N., Meyer, M., Moffett, A. J., Phillipps, S., Taylor, E. N., Windhorst, R. A. & Wolf, C., Oct 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 480, 1, p. 768-799 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2013 2020

Constructing the Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP)

Driver, S., Robotham, A., Couch, W., Hopkins, A., Asplund, M., Colless, M., Croom, S. & Blake, C.

University of Melbourne

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research

Constructing the Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP)

Driver, S., Robotham, A., Couch, W., Hopkins, A., Asplund, M., Colless, M., Croom, S. & Blake, C.

Australian Research Council

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research

Constructing the Australian European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP)

Driver, S., Robotham, A., Couch, W., Hopkins, A., Asplund, M., Colless, M., Croom, S. & Blake, C.

Curtin University of Technology

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research