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Dr Rebecca McElroy

Name Rebecca McElroy
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow For Women In STEMM
Section School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4198
Extension 4198
Qualifications BSc Sydney , GDipSc Sydney , PhD Sydney
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I am a Research Fellow in Astrophysics, in the Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Southern Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. I work on integral field spectroscopic data, in particular using the MUSE instrument on the VLT. I am PI of the Close AGN Reference Survey looks at local active galaxies across the electromagnetic spectrum and I also work with the galaxy merger simulations to study how galaxy kinematics evolve as galaxies collide. Previously, I was at the University of Queensland, the Sydney Institute for Astronomy in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, and the Max Plank Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. I completed my PhD at the University of Sydney in 2018.

astronomy, astrophysics, galaxies, telescopes, black holes


  • Centre for Astrophysics (CA)

8 Years