ICRAR’s professional staff members provide the technical, outreach, education, communications and administration skills that complement ICRAR’s research programs, from telescope and engineering support through to finance and communications.
Senior Systems Engineering/IT Manager
P: 08 6488 6744
Completed my Bachelor of Science at UWA in 1989 majoring in Computer Science and Physics.
Worked in defence industry for 22 years before returning to UWA where i worked initially for Physics and ICRAR then later taking up a full time position with ICRAR as the IT Manager plus Senior Systems Engineer on the Science Data Processor for the Square Kilometre Array.
SPIRIT Program Manager
P: 08 6488 5548
Paul has a Masters degree in Physics, specialising in the design and deployment of highly automated robotic telescopes and their use. He manages the SPIRIT telescope initiative at ICRAR (spirit.icrar.org).
His research includes the spectroscopic observation and analysis of exotic stars, including some of the most massive stars in our galaxy.
P: 08 6488 7769
Gregory has a background in science communication, education and outreach. He has worked as a high school physics teacher in Queensland, worked for CSIRO Education and Outreach throughout the country, and holds a Masters in Science (Astronomy).
He has been the Cosmos Consultant at ICRAR since March 2016.
Outreach Coordinator (ASTRO 3D)
P: 08 9266 9896
Teresa has an BSc and honours degree in physics, specialising in astrophysics, from Curtin University. Her honours degree was completed under the supervision of A/Prof Cathryn Trott on simulating and estimating ionospheric parameters above the Murchison Widefield Array.
Teresa’s science communication experience spans over a decade, but her favourite job before this one was working for Scitech, in the Scitech Planetarium. Teresa loved taking audiences for a journey through the observable Universe, and the challenge of never knowing what questions she would be asked or places that would be requested.
P: 08 9266 9472
Mia grew up in Geraldton, Western Australia, relatively close to the site of the MWA and SKA-LOW, and with aspirations to work in the space industry. She completed a double degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and Physics at Curtin University, and went on to become an instrumentation engineer for the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope. Since then she has moved into a project management support role, working to ensure the project’s legacy and continued success.