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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.

Mr Mark Boulton

Senior Systems Engineering/IT Manager

E: mark.boulton@icrar.org

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.

Mr Brian Crosse

Instrument Engineer – Signal Chain

E: brian.crosse@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9148


Ms Jacqueline Da Gama

Finance Manager

E: jacqueline.dagama@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7737


Mr Markus Dolensky

Technical Leader

E: markus.dolensky@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 5072

Scientific data processing systems
Data-intensive computing
Technical project management

Mr David Emrich

MWA Instrument Engineer – Site Ops

E: david.emrich@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9672


Ms Lisa Evans

Project Officer (Citizen Science)

E: lisa.evans@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7772

Mr Sam Foster

Machine Learning Project Officer

E: sam.foster@icrar.org

P: 0404 751 818

Aspiring game developer and graphics programmer. At ICRAR, I’m working on machine learning with the Data Intensive Astronomy team.

Ms Kirsten Gottschalk

Astronomy Ambassador

E: kirsten.gottschalk@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7771

Specialisation: science education, media, web management and design, science communication and writing.

Ms Emily Johnson

Administration Officer

E: emily.johnson@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9899

Mr David Kenney

Senior Technical Officer

E: david.kenney@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 1906

Specialisation: Radio Astronomy Engineering

Mr Paul Luckas

SPIRIT Program Manager

E: paul.luckas@icrar.org

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.

Ms Yolandie McDade

Executive Assistant

E: yolandie.mcdade@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 1549


Mr Andrew McPhail

MWA Fieldwork Coodinator

E: andrew.mcphail@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9175

Mr Dave Minchin

SKA Field Instrumentation Support Engineer

E: dave.minchin@icrar.org

Ms Tracey O'Keefe

Administrative Officer

E: tracey.okeefe@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7763

Specialisation: Administration

Mr Dave Pallot

Software Engineer and Administrator

E: dave.pallot@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 2568


Ms Clare Peter

Administration Officer (ASTRO 3D)

E: clare.peter@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7759


Ms Lisa Randell

Administrative Assistant

E: lisa.randell@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 1252


Mr Gregory Rowbotham

Cosmos Consultant

E: gregory.rowbotham@icrar.org

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.

Ms Cass Rowles

Cosmic Communicator

E: cass.rowles@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7768

Specialised in science communication, education, web management, and social media.

Ms Tina Salisbury

Operations Coordinator

E: tina.salisbury@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 4968


Ms Teresa Slaven-Blair

Outreach Support Coordinator (ASTRO 3D)

E: teresa.slavenblair@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9896

Mr Greg Sleap

MWA Data Manager

E: greg.sleap@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 3516

Specialisation: Software development

Chamila Thrum

Administrative Officer

E: chamila.thrum@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9899

Mr Rodrigo Tobar

Software Engineer

E: rtobar@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 1588

Mr Daniel Ung

Support Engineer, Aperture Array

E: daniel.ung@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9106


Miss Mia Walker

Project Officer

E: mia.walker@icrar.org

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.

Mr Clinton Ward

Senior Technical Officer

E: clinton.ward@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 8845

Matthew Young

Astronomy & Astrophysics Course Coordinator

E: matthew.young@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7757

Specialisation: Education and Pulsar Astrophysics

Mr Pete Wheeler

Outreach, Education and Communications Manager

Appointed July 2009

E: pete.wheeler@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7758

Specialisation: Communications, Education and Outreach