Professor Elaine Sadler
Elaine Sadler is a Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO).
She works in observational radio and optical astronomy, with a particular focus on studies of galaxy evolution (i.e. how galaxies form and change over cosmic time) and active galaxies (particularly the feedback mechanisms that link the energy output of a galaxy's central black hole to global properties like the star-formation rate).
Much of her research is based on the analysis of data from large-area optical and radio surveys of the sky, and she has been involved in designing and carrying out several major astronomical surveys in the southern hemisphere.
She currently leads the First Large Absorption Survey in HI (FLASH) project, which uses the new Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia to identify and study neutral hydrogen gas in very distant galaxies.
She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2010, and is currently a member of the Academy’s governing Council.