Pacific Palms born and raised Julie Boardman recently graduated from the University of Newcastle with a PhD in physics.
It’s an achievement Julie’s parents, Kevin and Anne O’Beirne are very proud of.
“Her PhD thesis was titled ‘Dynamics of HF Radar Backscatter in the Middle and High Latitudes Ionospheres.’,” they explained.
Julie grew up in Pacific Palms and attended the local primary school, before completing her high school education at Great Lakes College.
In 2011 she graduated with a bachelor of mathematics and a bachelor of science.
A year later she achieved a BSc (Hons) 1st Class.
In 2013, Julie sailed from Hobart on the Aurora Australis to the Antarctic to Davis Station where she calibrated instruments measuring variations in magnetic field, before returning to the University of Newcastle to teach mathematics and physics.
She has attended multiple conferences in Australia, as well as several abroad, and took up a position at RMIT University in Melbourne as a research fellow in March 2017 this year.