Dr Diana Londish BA Southampton UK BSc UNSW PhD Syd

Dr Diana Londish

Representing: Science

Diana's first degree was a BA in languages (German and French) from the University of Southampton (UK). After an interesting and ever-changing series of jobs throughout Europe (Olympic hostess, language teacher, travel consultant, secretary) she settled down to married life and moved with her Australian husband to Sydney in 1982. Seeking new challenges after some ten years of motherhood, Diana enrolled at TAFE to study HSC maths, physics and chemistry, and subsequently completed my BSc in Physics and Astronomy at UNSW in 1999. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 with a PhD in astrophysics. After one year working for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Diana returned to Sydney and has been working for CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility as a technical writer/communications officer involved in Australia's bid to be selected internationally as the host country for the next generation radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (see www.atnf.csiro.au/projects/ska)