Lisa Harvey-Smith Keynote speaker
Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador
Professor of Practice in Science Communications at UNSW Sydney
Lisa is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice in Science Communications at UNSW Sydney. An award-winning astronomer with research interests in the birth and death of stars and supermassive black holes, she previously worked on the mega-telescope project The Square Kilometre Array – a continent-spanning next-generation radio telescope that will survey billions of years of cosmic history.
Lisa is a TEDx speaker, a regular science commentator on TV and radio, and has appeared on stage with Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Lisa is also a presenter on the popular ABC television show Stargazing Live and author of the popular science book When Galaxies Collide.