Alice Gorman

Space Archaeologist, Author, and Associate Professor at Flinders University, Australia

Region:          Australia and Oceania

Field:              Arts/ Humanities; Communication


Profile:     Associate Professor Alice Gorman, from Flinders University, is an internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology. Her research focuses on the archaeology and heritage of space exploration, including space junk, planetary landing sites, off-earth mining, rocket launch pads and antennas. Her current research project is an archaeological study of the International Space Station. Alice is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a former Deputy Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia. As a space advocate, she is regularly asked to provide commentary on international developments in space technology and policy. Her multi-award-winning book Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future was published in 2019. She tweets as @drspacejunk and blogs at Space Age Archaeology.


Network Activities:

  • Update/ create Wikipedia pages for women in space to increase their visibility, with a focus on women of colour/ Indigenous women
  • Contribute to the podcast series ‘Forgotten Women of Science’, produced by Greg Wah at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Western Australia.
  • Presentation of a poster at the online conference Space Science in Context entitled ‘A Colonial Space: Women and Rockets in Australia’ (May 14)
  • Free CV workshops for young women looking to enter space industry through existing networks such as the Moonshot Space Co and AIAA
  • Mentor Aboriginal school students, in collaboration with relevant organization such as the South Australian Department of Education and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation.
  • Write popular science articles about how to redress the gender imbalance in space eg for The Conversation
  • Support Space4Women through social media eg @PeopleofSpace Rotated Curation account