I am a Science Communicator with the role of managing outreach and education for the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). I have a passion for developing innovative projects on a state, national and international level which engage people of all ages and connect scientists with the community. Originally I graduated with a BSc in Physics from Leeds University in the north of England in 2002, before working in laboratory dark rooms testing light sensitive devices called photomultipliers, an experience which led to me decide that sunshine is a very important part of life.
After emigrating to Western Australia I found the sun drenched lifestyle I was looking for and also a job with Scitech where I spent the next 6 years travelling around the state enthusing school students and public with science, developing educational resources for teachers and managing a planetarium. With the onset of the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, it’s been a case of being in the right place at the right time with my current role of managing outreach and communications for the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in which to promote the massive growth of radio astronomy in Western Australia.