Dr Clancy James is a senior lecturer at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. Originally from Adelaide, his current research focuses on the detection of fast radio bursts – enigmatic and transient radio sources reaching us from the distant Universe – using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope located in Murchison Shire. He has previously worked on underwater neutrino telescopes in Erlangen, Germany, and on the radio-detection of cosmic rays in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Outside of astronomy, Dr James’s other interests include minimising his carbon impact through riding his bike everywhere and eating sustainably, and generally advocating for a less carbon-intensive lifestyle. His hobbies include jogging, tennis, soccer, hiking and bird watching; and he enjoys playing card and board games, and reading when he gets time for it. He lives in Ferndale with his daughter Diana, two cats Starry and Jupiter, and as many native plants as he can fit into his garden.