The ATNF Steering Committee

The Australia Telescope Steering Committee (ATSC) provides advice to the ATNF Director on the scientific and technical operations of the ATNF. Committee members are appointed by the CSIRO Board.

The Committee assists the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision high level advice on the ongoing delivery of radio astronomy capabilities for the nation according to the ATSC Charter.

The ATSC includes four Australian astronomers, three overseas experts and two representatives from the broader community. In addition, there are two ex-officio members.

Membership of the ATSC as of April 2024 is listed below.


Prof Tara Murphy, University of Sydney


Australian Astronomical Community

Prof Sarah Brough, University of New South Wales

Prof Adam Deller, Swinburne University of Technology

Prof Tara Murphy, University of Sydney

Prof Steven Tingay, Curtin University

International Astronomical Community

Prof Jayaram Chengalur, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

Prof Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA

Prof Anna Scaife, University of Manchester, UK

Australian Stakeholder Community

Dr Michael Frater, CEO SkyKraft

Ms Rosie Hicks, CEO Australian Research Data Commons


Prof Elanor Huntington, Executive Director, Digital National Facilities and Collections, CSIRO

Mr Brendan Dalton, Chief Information Officer, CSIRO


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