Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

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Professor (Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics)
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, Australia


Radio astronomy, Milky Way galaxy, Magellanic Clouds, interstellar gas, magnetic fields.


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I have had extensive media experience as part of the 2006 Prime Minister's Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year. I also had formal media training and multiple interviews on radio, print, etc.

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Naomi McClure-Griffiths is a native of the USA where she received her degree in Physics at Oberlin College in Ohio and completed her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She came to Australia in 2001 as a Bolton Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility, working on the distribution of hydrogen gas in the disk of our galaxy, the Milky Way. McClure-Griffiths stayed with CSIRO and was appointed as an OCE Science Leader in 2006. Her research team studies the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds. McClure-Griffiths is currently a principal investigator on the planned Milky Way survey with the Australian SKA Pathfinder. She is also involved in science planning for the Square Kilometre Array. McClure-Griffiths was the Head of National Facility Science at CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science and moved to the Australian National University in 2015.

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Last updated: 01 Dec 2015