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.
P: 08 9266 9471
Tom is a program and operations specialist with experience in complex project development and procurement, as well as remote area operations. Tom led the procurement and construction of the MWA and now leads ICRAR-Curtin’s Engineering Operations program, which includes responsibility for activity on the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory site. Tom has also led ICRAR-Curtin’s successful industry engagement throughout SKA preconstruction, helping local companies to understand and engage with the project.
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.
Web Developer & Outreach Assistant
P: 08 6488 7627
Liz studied the X-ray properties of the black holes, jets and environments of radio galaxies during her PhD.
She now designs and builds outreach tools to allow members of the public to interact with scientific data or explain difficult astronomical concepts in an intuitive way, engaging new generations of would-be astronomers.
She is also a front-end web developer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory in Sydney, working on AAO node of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) project, which connects researchers to a wealth of theoretical and observational data from telescopes across the globe.
Specialisation: Web design & development. Graphic design.
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.
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.