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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


BA (Murdoch University, 1994)
MSc (The University of Western Australia, 2013)

Roles and responsibilities

Sole responsibility for the management and delivery of the SPIRIT initiative at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), in both outreach and science.

Funding overview

$50,000 (ICRAR & School of Physics) for the establishment of the SPIRIT I telescope.
$60,000 (Hawaiian donation) for the deployment of SPIRIT II
$20,000 (SPICE, ICRAR, Physics) for the deployment of SPIRIT II
$30,000 SPIRIT 3 donation
$40,000 SPIRIT 4 donation
$2.5M SPIRIT 5 & 6 donation plus program funding (0.7m and 1.0m telescopes, observatory and program funding for 5 years)

Current projects

Design and deployment of a robotised spectroscope for SPIRIT.

Teaching overview

Delivery of SPIRIT training to 3rd Year Astrophysics students.

Delivery of all SPIRIT professional learning to teachers and students at UWA.


Design and construction of robotic telescopes for education and research, including the creation and delivery of supporting learning programs for teachers and students.

Current research interests: Spectroscopic study of massive stars.


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