Adelle Goodwin



Curtin University

Dr Adelle Goodwin is an astrophysicist at the International Centre for Radio Research. Her career pathway was forged by a love of reading, understanding why things behave the way they do, and a deep curiosity about space (like do black holes really devour everything in their path?).

When you look up at the night sky, there are billions of stars twinkling, but, what happens when these stars die? Adelle’s research looks at the objects we don’t see: the dense remnants of dead stars called black holes and neutron stars.

One of four sisters (including an identical twin), Adelle comes from a family of strong women that values finding what you are passionate about and following that pathway; whether it is medicine, environmental conservation, 18th Century French literature, or astrophysics.

Adelle holds a PhD in Astrophysics from Monash University (2021), and a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) from Monash University (2016). In addition to astronomy, Adelle is passionate about the environment, family, and playing team sports such as netball. In her free time, Adelle volunteers as a Night Sky Tour guide at the Perth Observatory.

Dr Adelle Goodwin is a Superstar of STEM.