Eleanor Sansom

Research Associate
Curtin University, Australia

Perth, WA

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am an early career researcher at Curtin University and the project manager of the Global Fireball Observatory.

I am a planetary scientist, with an interest in the evolution of small bodies in the inner solar system, and how they interact with planetary atmospheres. My research is multi-disciplinary by nature and spans astronomy, physics, geology and engineering. Collaborations across disciplines are fundamental to the way I conduct my research and I never miss an opportunity to start something new.

I am a passionate advocate of STEM outreach. From school visits to public lectures and radio interviews, I thrive in a teaching environment and truly believe sharing the excitement of STEM subjects can lead to creativity and innovation both now and in the future.