Duncan Forbes obtained his B.S. degree (with honors) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1985, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1992. After a Postdoctoral position at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1992 to 1997, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK, until 2000, when he took up a staff position at Swinburne University, Australia. He is now a Full Professor at Swinburne and Deputy Director of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing. In 2004 he received the University's Researcher of the Year Award. Professor Forbes has held various short term Visiting Professorships. He has served on various national and international committees, and organised several international astronomy conferences. His research interests include globular clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, and galaxies in low-density environments. He is a Fellow of the Astronomical Society of Australia and the International Astronomical Union.
Biography Updated on 29 January 2008