Standing in the core of the MWA

I am an Australian radio astronomer based at The University of Sydney, where I specialise in studying the radio properties of 'young' galaxies. A large portion of my PhD has been focussed on developing the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a Square-Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor. I am also a CAASTRO and CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science student. My supervisors are Professor Bryan Gaensler (University of Toronto), Professor Ron Ekers (CASS), Professor Elaine Sadler (University of Sydney / CAASTRO), and Dr Randall Wayth (Curtin University).

I have given astronomy and general science talks to a range of audiences, including school students, amateur astronomy clubs, professional astronomers, and the general public. I believe that it is the responsibility of a tax-payer funded scientist to be a science communicator to the public, so if you need an astronomer or scientist to present a talk please do not hesitate to get in contact with me. I am also a casual guide at Sydney Observatory.

I also have an interest in the application of Bayesian statistics and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods to a range of problems, with a speciality in model inference. These skills allow me to robustly leverage the most information out of large data sets. If you have an idea for an interesting application of such skills, let me know!

Outside of science, my interests vary from reading, politics, surfing, rugby league, soccer, the gym, and drinking too much beer.

Curriculum Vitae

Short CV of my professional life.


A list of all the scientific publications I have authored and co-authored on NASA ADS.

Teaching Materials

Various materials I have produced for teaching.

What rubbish am I reading now?

Latest update from Goodreads on the current book I am reading.


Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA)
School of Physics, Faculty of Science
The University of Sydney
Building A28 (Physics Building)
Darlington, NSW 2006, Australia
Room 335A
+61 4 0327 8801