Dr Richard McDermid
Treasurer - NSW
Richard is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University. His research interests are in galaxy formation and evolution, with particular interest in galaxy dynamics, stellar populations, and supermassive black holes.
Richard also helps develop instrumentation for astronomy, and is currently Project Scientist for MAVIS - a proposed instrument for ESO's VLT. He is an Astronomy and Astrophysics Degree Director, looking after the academic interests of astronomy Major students and coordinating the astronomy curriculum at Macquarie. He teaches astrophysics, and convenes the astronomy 'PACE' unit (Professional And Community Engagement) where students undertake professional placements related to their degree.