Australian SKA committees

The Australian SKA committees support the global SKA project.

Australian SKA Coordination Committee

Roles and responsibilities

The Australian SKA Coordination Committee (ASCC) responsibilities include:

  • maintaining governance arrangements between project partners
  • ensuring the Australian SKA site is ready for construction
  • contributing to project design and implementation
  • providing policy frameworks.

ASCC members

ASCC membership reflects Australia’s SKA project partners and the scientific community.

Mrs Janean Richards

Australian SKA Coordination Committee Chair (representing the Australian Government)

Mrs Linda Dawson

Australian SKA Coordination Committee member (representing the Government of Western Australia)

Dr Phil Edwards

Science Advisory Committee Chair | Australian SKA Coordination Committee member | CSIRO SKA Project Scientist, CSIRO Space and Astronomy

Mr Trevor Danos AM

Australian SKA Coordination Committee expert member

Professor Steven Tingay

Australian SKA Coordination Committee independent member | Deputy Executive Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Professor Lister Staveley-Smith

Australian SKA Coordination Committee Deputy Chair | Science Advisory Committee member | Interim Executive Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Dr Douglas Bock

Australian SKA Coordination Committee member (representing the CSIRO)

Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

Australian SKA Coordination Committee member | Australian member of the Science and Engineering Advisory Committee

Mr Mark McAuley

Australian SKA Coordination Committee expert member | Chief Executive Officer, Astronomy Australia Limited

Science Advisory Committee

Roles and responsibilities

The Science Advisory Committee (SAC):

  • provides scientific advice to the ASCC
  • provides advice that supports the delivery and protection of the Australian SKA site
  • contributes to the project’s design and implementation.

The SAC meets at least 3 times each year.

SAC members

The SAC members have diverse radio astronomy and science backgrounds.

Dr Phil Edwards

Science Advisory Committee Chair | Australian SKA Coordination Committee member | CSIRO SKA Project Scientist, CSIRO Space and Astronomy

Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

Science Advisory Committee member | Professor of Astronomy, Australian National University

Professor Lister Staveley-Smith

Australian SKA Coordination Committee Deputy Chair | Science Advisory Committee member | Interim Executive Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Professor Elaine Sadler FAA

Science Advisory Committee member | University of Sydney

Dr Cathryn Trott

Science Advisory Committee member | Associate Professor of Radio Astronomy, Curtin University

Dr Stuart Ryder

Science Advisory Committee member | Adjunct Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University