Graeme is currently the TeraNet Project Manager in the Astrophotonics Group, within the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at The University of Western Australia.
He is a former astronomer, senior military officer, executive manager and consulting aerospace engineer with qualifications in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, satellite communications, information technology and management.
He is a graduate of the Universities of Western Australia, Texas A&M, Adelaide and Canberra, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Royal Australian Air Force Command and Staff College.
Experience has spanned:
- military fast jets;
- research and development in programs covering satellite surveillance, ballistic missile defence, navigation and communications;
- integrating space capabilities into terrestrial disciplines;
- developing the first Australian operational commercial space launch facility; and
- senior executive management.
Interests include free-space optical communications, space precinct development, space medicine and promoting team cohesion, including the benefits of emotional intelligence.
Graeme and Narelle currently reside in Wagga NSW and plan to relocate back to Perth in 2024.