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

    6009 Perth


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My main research interest is studying massive galaxies, focussing on their stellar population and stellar kinematics, in order to better understand how these very peculiar galaxies form and evolve. I have been looking at the internal structure of galaxies in the local Universe (in the SAMI Galaxy Survey) and I am now focussing on galaxies at z~0.3 (MAGPI survey), using Schwarzschild dynamical models.


My research to date has focussed on understanding the evolution of massive galaxies using integral field spectroscopic observations. My attached research statement outlines the two projects I have led to date using SAMI Galaxy Survey integral field spectroscopic observations. In the first I analysed the stellar population radial profiles of passive galaxies in different environments, with particular focus on central and satellite galaxies. More recently I have applied the cutting-edge Schwarzschild orbit-based dynamical modelling technique to reconstruct the internal structures of passive galaxies in SAMI, in order to better understand how galaxies form and evolve. These models allow us to trace both the stellar and the dark matter content in galaxies, allowing us to explore how the fraction of dark matter depends on other galaxy properties. 


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