Hi, I'm Ellie Sansom and I'm currently a postdoc at Curtin University, managing the Australian Desert Fireball Network and Global Fireball Observatory.
I left the UK at age 7 and have lived around the world, including India, Qatar, France and Canada. I spent some time in Peru during my gap year before moving to London for university. I completed my MSci in Geophysics at Imperial College, London in 2012, with a year abroad at UCLA. I joined the Desert Fireball Network team in Perth, Australia in December 2012 and completed my PhD. in early 2017.
My PhD. looked at analysing the trajectory of meteoroids in the atmosphere and was funded by the Australian Research Council as part of an Australian Laureate Fellowship grant.
I love photography, astronomy and rocks. Taking awesome photos of the Southern Hemisphere skies, fieldwork in the Outback and searching for meteorites means I love what I do!
I'm an avid supporter of STEM outreach and engagement, and communicating the fun science I do to the general public, be it on radio or online.