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Dr Andreea Font awarded the 2014 ICRAR Visiting Fellowship for Senior Women in Astronomy

Dr Font will visit ICRAR in early 2015 to work with ICRAR’s Professor Chris Power and will take part in events and activities that will be organised around the objectives of this fellowship. She is an accomplished astronomer and strong advocate for women in astronomy and believes in work life balance. We look forward to welcoming her to ICRAR.


Biography: Dr Andreea Font
ICRAR Visiting Fellow 2014-15
Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Andreea Font is a computational cosmologist, whose work focuses on understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies. At ICRAR, she will develop cosmological hydro-dynamical models that follow explicitly the cosmic evolution of gas, stars and dark matter, whilst reproducing the stellar Universe with precision required by upcoming surveys. This work will be carried out in close collaboration with Dr Chris Power.

Dr Font currently holds a lecturership at the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to this, she held a Royal Society “Dorothy Hodgkin” fellowship at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (awarded in 2009) and an STFC Postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Computational Cosmology (2006-2009). She obtained a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Victoria, Canada in 2005.

Dr Font enjoys discussing science with and working with young researchers. She has supervised a large number of senior undergraduate and graduate students, of which a number have produced scientific publications in high quality journals as a result. She is a strong advocate of advancing women in science-based careers and is a member of the STFC Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology Focus Group. She believes that establishing a healthy work-life balance has been absolutely essential, specially being a mother of a young daughter.

Andreea’s Bio in pdf form.