Kathryn (Kat) Ross

Associate Lecturer
Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy

Perth, WA

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Kathryn is a researcher studying Active Galactic Nuclei and galaxy evolution using the MWA Telescope at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Curtin University in Perth. She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Mathematics and was awarded First Class Honours in Physics from the University of Sydney. She has researched stellar evolution, dark matter content of distant galaxies and the variability of supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies. She also has experience researching the effectiveness of types of resources in teaching physics as a member of the Sydney University Physics Education Research (SUPER) Group. Kathryn has worked extensively in communicating science in a range of settings from radio and livestream videos on YouTube to presenting to crowds at the Star Gazing Live World Record attempt in May 2018. She particularly focuses on encouraging females to pursue careers in Physics and STEM and is an activist and advocate for Women In STEM. Currently, she is leading the #IncludeHer campaign to correct high school science courses around Australia to have a more diverse representation of scientists. 

Kathryn (Kat) identifies as lgbtqia+ and neurodiverse.