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

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Dr Amelia Fraser-McKelvie is an observational extragalactic astronomer. Her expertise includes large-scale IFU surveys and statistical studies of stellar populations and kinematics of galaxies. Her key interest is understanding galaxy morphology -- or why galaxies look the way they do. A particualr passion is understanding the effects of bars on their host galaxies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Observational astronomy, PhD, Photometric and spectroscopic observations of star formation in nearby galaxies, Monash University (Australia)


Award Date: 31 May 2017

Mathematics, astronomy, Honours degree of Bachelor of Science, Monash University (Australia)


Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons)/Bachelor of Science, Monash University (Australia)


Award Date: 31 Dec 2011

Research expertise keywords

  • observational extragalactic astronomy
  • optical astronomy
  • integral field spectroscopy
  • stellar populations of galaxies
  • kinematics of galaxies
  • galaxy morphology


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