Dr Rebecca Allen completed her PhD in astrophysics at Swinburne University of Technology where her research focused on understanding the evolution and growth of galaxies over time, going all the way back to when the Universe was barely a billion years old. Now, the project lead for microgravity experimentation at Swinburne’s Space Technology and Industry Institute, she applies her scientific expertise to help support Australia’s growing space industry. To this end, she is working with SmartSat as the capability demonstrator lead for I-in-the-Sky, a program designed to explore how space can be used to build climate change resilient communities. When she’s not studying space or sending things there, she’s sharing her enthusiasm for space by communicating the wonders of the Universe to others and creating inspiring learning experiences.
Dr Rebecca Allen can be contacted at [email protected].