CAASTRO Executive,Chief Investigators
Staveley-Smith, Professor Lister - Deputy Director
University of Western Australia
Phone: +61 8 6488 4550
Research Interests / Responsibilities:
Professor Lister Staveley-Smith is a Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia and Deputy Director (Science) within the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). His research is oriented towards frontline radio astronomical observations with world-class facilities and preparing the path for future telescopes such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and its precursors.
Lister sits on the SKA Science Working Group and leads one of its survey coordination groups. He is also joint Principal Investigator of one of the key surveys to be conducted with the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and chairs the Galactic and Extragalactic consortium of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). Lister is the immediate past-President of the Astronomical Society of Australia which commits much of its resources to promoting and rewarding research excellence for students and Early Career Researchers.
Lister is an internationally respected researcher who is renowned for his skill in coordinating large and complex projects, as recognised by the CSIRO medal for his leadership of the spectacularly successful Parkes Multibeam project.