SKAO Science Contacts

Scientists at SKAO are primarily members of the Science Team and the Science-Operations Team, although they can be found within other teams depending on their primary role in the observatory. In addition to their observatory roles, they are actively engaged in their own personal scientific research

SKAO Science Team

The SKAO Science Team are the main channel through which the science community engages with the Observatory. The team provides regular updates to the community on the current design, construction progress, and potential future upgrades. The team safeguards and champions the scientific capabilities of the telescopes and the accomplishments of the Observatory.  They are active scientists undertaking independent research.

NamePositionOther RolesResearch Areas
Dr Robert BraunDirector of Science  
Dr Anna BonaldiSenior ScientistSKA Project Scientist 
Dr Tyler BourkeSenior ScientistSKA Project ScientistGalactic star formation (low-mass dense cores/protostars; magnetic fields; outflows and jets)
Dr Philippa HartleyScientist  
Dr Wendy WilliamsScientist  


Former Science Team Members: Dr Hao “Harry” Qiu , Dr Simon Purser, Dr Jeff Wagg, Dr Jimi Green , Dr Evan Keane , Dr Joseph Lazio, Dr Minh Huynh

The science team are available to give colloquia/seminars. Please email any requests to:

Individual team members can be contacted at first.last @  

SKAO Science Working Groups

The Science Working Groups (SWGs) are scientific advisory bodies that provide input to the SKAO on issues related to the design, construction, and future operations of the SKA that are likely to affect the Observatory’s scientific capability, productivity and user relations.

More information is available here

If you are interested in participating in the SKAO Science Working Groups, please contact the current chairs or corresponding project scientists. For a full list of the science working group group members, please refer to the Science Working Groups tab on this website, where you will also find contact information for the specific group.

Last modified on 07 June 2024