Lister Staveley-Smith

Professor, BA Cantab., PhD Manc., MIAU, MAIP, FASA

  • The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.51, 7 Fairway, Crawley

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am Science Director at the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). My research is oriented towards frontline radio astronomical observations with world-class facilities, and preparing the path for future telescopes such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), part of which is being constructed in Western Australia. I am Principal Investigator of the WALLABY survey on the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) which is making new discoveries about galaxies.

Roles and responsibilities

Science Director (ICRAR/UWA) - International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research; Chair, National Committee for Astronomy (NCA); Chair, Australia-China Consrtium for Astrophysical Research (ACAMAR)

Previous positions

Node leader ASTRO 3D; CAASTRO Deputy director and node leader; ASA President; Premier's Fellow; AAL Director; Head of Astrophysics CSIRO-ATNF


Galaxies (dark matter, kinematics, star-formation, Magellanic Clouds) - cosmology (large-scale structure, flows) - supernovae and their remnants - Instrumentation (SKA, ASKAP, MWA).


Current projects

I am involved in projects being undertaken on the ASKAP, MWA, ATCA and FAST telescopes which have been awarded thousands of hours of observing time. I have PhD, Masters and Hons projects available within the WALLABY project on ASKAP. Follow this link for details. Contact me directly for other projects.

Research expertise keywords

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Radio astronomy
  • Cosmology—large-scale structure, flows
  • Galaxies—dark matter, kinematics, star-formation, magellanic clouds
  • Instrumentation—SKA, ASKAP, MWA
  • Supernovae and their remnants


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