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Biographical information

  • MPhys degree from University of Leeds (2006)
  • PhD from Liverpool John Moores University (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate then Senior Research Associate at The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Pasadena, CA (2009 - 2016)
  • Prize Fellow, University of Bath (2016)

Research interests

My research interests focus on variable stars, which I use to probe the structure and evolution of nearby galaxies and the Universe as a whole.

By using information about different populations of variable stars, I study the 3D and chemical structure of galaxies, examining how they have evolved over time and how they interact with each other.

I am also interested in the evolution of the Universe, using variable stars to study the expansion rate of the Universe. This in turn gives us a better understanding of its composition and evolution.

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2009 2018

3D Stellar Cartography: Mapping the Local Group in the Mid-Infrared using Variable Stars

Scowcroft, V., Oct 2018, Stellar Populations and the Distance Scale. Jensen, J., Rich, R. M. & de Grijs, R. (eds.). San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 514. p. 135-140 6 p. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series; vol. 514).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dramatic galaxy collision filled the Milky Way with stars, astronomers discover

Scowcroft, V., 31 Oct 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

SMHASH: A new mid-infrared RR Lyrae distance determination for the Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxy Sculptor

Garofalo, A., Scowcroft, V., Clementini, G., Johnston, K. V., Cohen, J. G., Freedman, W. L., Madore, B. F., Majewski, S. R., Monson, A. J., Neeley, J. R., Grillmair, C. J., Hendel, D., Kallivayalil, N., Marengo, M. & van der Marel, R., 21 Nov 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 481, 1, p. 578-595 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)

SMHASH: Anatomy of the Orphan Stream using RR Lyrae stars

Hendel, D., Scowcroft, V., Johnston, K. V., Fardal, M. A., Marel, R. P. V. D., Sohn, S. T., Price-Whelan, A. M., Beaton, R. L., Besla, G., Bono, G., Cioni, M-R. L., Clementini, G., Cohen, J. G., Fabrizio, M., Freedman, W. L., Garofalo, A., Grillmair, C. J., Kallivayalil, N., Kollmeier, J. A., Law, D. R. & 12 others, Madore, B. F., Majewski, S. R., Marengo, M., Monson, A. J., Neeley, J. R., Nidever, D. L., Pietrzyński, G., Seibert, M., Sesar, B., Smith, H. A., Soszyński, I. & Udalski, A., 1 Sep 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 479, 1, p. 570-587 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
galactic halos
20 Downloads (Pure)

The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program: Calibration of the Near-infrared RR Lyrae Period–Luminosity Relation with HST

Rich, J. A., Madore, B. F., Monson, A. J., Freedman, W. L., Beaton, R. L., Clementini, G., Garofalo, A., Hatt, D., Hoyt, T., Jang, I., Kollmeier, J. A., Gyoon Lee, M., Neeley, J. R., Scowcroft, V. & Seibert, M., 10 Dec 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 869, 1, 82.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access