Anne Sansom - Home Page

Anne Sansom - Home Page

Research Interests

Recent papers from ADS Abstracts

Read about our involvement with Herschel IR/submm Key Project,
H-ATLAS, in which I was a co-investigator: Herschel ATLAS.
Our research icludes observations of dusty elliptical and lenticular galaxies
in the local universe. Follow-up observations include data from ALMA

I am a member of the consortium: Galaxy and Mass Assembly,
GAMA, which studies galaxies via multi-waveband observations,
imaging and spectroscopy.

I am a member of the MILES consortium,
which produces some of the most widely used stellar libraries and stellar population models.

Postgraduate Studies

Graduate students interested in doing a PhD in extragalactic astronomy at the JHI at UCLan,
can find some description of the type of research being undertaken.
Information about PhD Projects in extragalactic astrophysics, working on early-type galaxies,
is available, including further information and how to apply. (See email below)

Some past and present PhD students (Main Supervisor):

Robert N. Proctor, PhD thesis, UCLan, 2002, "Metallicities and Stellar Populations in Spiral Bulges"
Mark N. Northeast, PhD thesis, UCLan, 2006, "Evolution of Galaxies - Star Formation Histories in Nearby Spheroids"
Nicola K. Agius, PhD thesis, UCLan, 2014, "Dust in Early-Type Galaxies using Herschel-ATLAS and GAMA Data"
Adam T. Knowles, PhD thesis, UCLan, 2019, "Stellar Population Models and Chemical Enrichment in Early-Type Galaxies"
David H. W. Glass, ongoing project working with ALMA and IRAM-30m telescope data.

Galaxies - Normal and Interacting

Covering x-ray, optical, infrared, submm and radio observations, plus GCE models

X-rays Optical Infrared MILES Models


UCLan is a member of the UK consortium for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT).
For further information on UK involvement with SALT see UKSC

Undergraduate links:

UVOIR module data

M71 Data Files: Link to M71 data here

M81 (=NGC3031 Spiral Galaxy) Data Files: Link to M81 data here


Click on the image below to get to a black-and-white schematic movie of the Local Group.
This was created in IDL, using data and a modified version of an IDL script originally
supplied courtesy of Wolfgang Bradner (ESO Germany). The image below shows the
location of galaxies in the Local Group, colour coded according to their type (see the key).
The solid lines show galaxies above the plane and the dotted lines show galaxies below
the plane. Image credit: Brandner and Grebel. Movie is available at:

email: aesansom at uclan ac uk

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