Dr Emma Tucker

BSc (hons) in Theoretical Physics, Ph.D in Astrophysics, MBBS, Cert EM (ACEM)
Research Fellow (Senior Lecturer), Space Medicine
ANU College of Health and Medicine & ANU Medical School

Dr Emma Tucker is an astrophysicist and medical doctor whose unique background allows her to study the effects of space travel on the human body. After completing a PhD in astrophysics and then a medical degree, she undertook an aerospace medicine clerkship at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. Dr Tucker is currently an emergency medicine registrar (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) at the Calvary Emergency Department in Canberra as well as a senior research fellow in space medicine at the ANU where she does research on the effects of microgravity on the cardiovascular system. Dr Tucker is an ANU InSpace Mission Specialist in space medicine.

Specialisation

  • Emergency Medicine

Research interests

Research interests

Space Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Digital Twins, Computational simulations of physiology

Available student projects

- Space Medicine: Computational Simulations of the cerebrovascular system

- Space Medicine: Long duration spaceflight and the cardiovascular system

- Space Medicine: Fitness to fly – congestive heart failure

- Visiting the Solar System – Cardiovascular effects on Solar System Planets

Current student projects

Erica Coxon (undergraduate research project 2021): "Circulation in Microgravity"

  • Lopez-Sanchez, A, Koribalski, B, van Eymeren, J et al 2012, 'The intriguing H i gas in NGC 5253: an infall of a diffuse, low-metallicity H i cloud?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 419, no. 2, pp. 1051-1069.
  • Kirby, E, Koribalski, B, Jerjen, H et al 2012, 'The Local Volume Hi Survey: Galaxy kinematics', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 420, no. 4, pp. 2924-2943.
  • Jones, D, Read, M, Saunders, W et al 2009, 'The 6dF Galaxy Survey: final redshift release (DR3) and southern large-scale structures', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 399, no. 2, pp. 683-698.
  • Kirby, E, Jerjen, H, Ryder, S et al 2008, 'Deepest Near-IR Surface Photometry of Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence', Galaxies in the Local Universe, ed. B S Koribalski, H Jerjen, Springer Science + Business Media, Berlin, pp. 49-52.
  • Jones, H, Read, M, Saunders, W et al 2009, 'The 6dF Galaxy Survey: final redshift release (DR3) and southern large-scale structures', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 399, no. 2, pp. 683-698.
  • Tucker, E, Jerjen, H, Ryder, S et al 2008, 'Deep Near-Infrared Surface Photometry of 57 Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence', Astronomical Journal, vol. 136, no. Nov, pp. 1866-1888.

Areas of expertise

  • Medical And Health Sciences
  • Galactic Astronomy