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Professor Virginia Kilborn

Dean of Science
PhD (Astrophysics), University of Melbourne, Australia; BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography

Professor Virginia Kilborn is the Dean of Science, and a radio astronomer with the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University.  Her primary research interests include tracing galaxy evolution by studying the neutral hydrogen gas in galaxies, and she is now working towards preparations for surveys with the next generation radio telescopes, such as the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the SKA.  Virginia undertook her PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, and following a post-doc at Jodrell Bank observatory in the UK, she returned to Melbourne to take up an ARC-CSIRO linkage fellowship at Swinburne in 2003. Virginia was deputy director of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing from 2011-2013, and acting director for CAS in 2013. Virginia was the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2015-2018.

Virginia is an enthusiastic educator and has taught into the Swinburne Astronomy online program since 2006, as well as undertaking numerous public outreach opportunities. Virginia is active in the Australian Astronomical community and is immediate past President of the Astronomical Society of Australia.

Research interests

Galaxy Formation; Square Kilometre Array

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Cosmology And Extragalactic Astronomy - 020103

Teaching areas

Cosmology;Galaxy Formation;Physics;Astronomy

Awards

  • 2015, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellors Award for Culture and Values, Swinburne
  • 2012, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellors Teaching Award (team SAO), Swinburne
  • 2012, National, OLT Citation for Outstanding contributions to student learning, SAO core team, Swinburne
  • 2006, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellors Early Career Research Award, Swinburne

Publications

Also published as: Kilborn, Virginia; Kilborn, V.; Kilborn, V. A.; Kilborn, Virginia A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2014: Melbourne-Sarawak Collaboration Scheme 2014 - Virginia Kilborn *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme
  • 2014: The evolution of neutral hydrogen gas in galaxies. *; Early/Interrupted Research Career Scheme
  • 2013: Elucidating the physical mechanisms of environment-driven galaxy evolution *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2011: Mass Assembly of Galaxies In the Cosmos: the roles of stars, gas, and metals *; ARC Super Science Fellowships
  • 2010: New HI-rich members of the Ursa Major Cluster *; ANSTO Access to Major Research Facilities Program

* Chief Investigator