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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Lister Staveley-Smith is Science Director (UWA) within the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). His 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) and its precursors, the ASKAP and MWA telescopes. ASKAP and MWA will be built in Western Australia which is also one of the two sites for the SKA.

Roles and responsibilities

Science Director (UWA) - International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR); node leader - CAASTRO; deputy director - CAASTRO

Previous positions

Head of Astrophysics CSIRO-ATNF
AAL Director
Premier's Fellow


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


  • 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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Projects 2006 2023

Research Output 2001 2018

2 Citations

Advanced Diagnostics for the Study of Linearly Polarized Emission. II. Application to Diffuse Interstellar Radio Synchrotron Emission

Herron, C. A., Burkhart, B., Gaensler, B. M., Lewis, G. F., McClure-Griffiths, N. M., Bernardi, G., Carretti, E., Haverkorn, M., Kesteven, M., Poppi, S. & Staveley-Smith, L., 1 Mar 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 855, 1, 29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


ALMA Observations of Supernova Remnant N49 in the LMC. I. Discovery of CO Clumps Associated with X-Ray and Radio Continuum Shells

Yamane, Y. , Sano, H. , Van Loon, J. T. , Filipović, M. D. , Fujii, K. , Tokuda, K. , Tsuge, K. , Nagaya, T. , Yoshiike, S. , Grieve, K. , Voisin, F. , Rowell, G. , Indebetouw, R. , Lakićević, M. , Temim, T. , Staveley-Smith, L. , Rho, J. , Long, K. S. , Park, S. , Seok, J. & 7 others Mizuno, N., Kawamura, A., Onishi, T., Inoue, T., Inutsuka, S., Tachihara, K. & Fukui, Y., 10 Aug 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 863, 1, 55

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

supernova remnants
1 Citations

An HI study of the collisional ring galaxy NGC 922

Elagali, A., Ivy Wong, O., Oh, S. H., Staveley-Smith, L., Koribalski, B. S., Bekki, K. & Zwaan, M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 476, 4, p. 5681-5691 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ring galaxies
flux density
radio telescopes

Detection of Linear Polarization in the Radio Remnant of Supernova 1987A

Zanardo, G., Staveley-Smith, L., Gaensler, B. M., Indebetouw, R., Ng, C. Y., Matsuura, M. & Tzioumis, A. K., 1 Jul 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 861, 1, L9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

supernova 1987A
linear polarization

Galactic synchrotron distribution derived from 152 HII region absorption features in the full GLEAM survey

Su, H. , Macquart, J. P. , Hurley-Walker, N. , McClure-Griffiths, N. M. , Jackson, C. A. , Tingay, S. J. , Tian, W. W. , Gaensler, B. M. , McKinley, B. , Kapínska, A. D. , Hindson, L. , Hancock, P. , Wayth, R. B. , Staveley-Smith, L. , Morgan, J. , Johnston-Hollitt, M. , Lenc, E. , Bell, M. E. , Callingham, J. R. , Dwarkanath, K. S. & 5 others For, B. Q., Offringa, A. R., Procopio, P., Wu, C. & Zheng, Q., 21 Sep 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 479, 3, p. 4041-4055 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

H II regions
interstellar magnetic fields
optical thickness