Welcome to Michelle Collins’ website. If you’re looking for the soap actress, you’ve taken a wrong turn. This is the astronomer Michelle Collins.
I did my undergraduate at the University of Manchester in Physics with Astrophysics, before undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. After that, I was the Galaxies and Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, and a Hubble Fellow at Yale University. Currently, I am an Astrophysics Lecturer at the University of Surrey.
I’m a Galactic Archaeologist, which means I spend my days forensically analysing those galaxies that are closest to us, so that we might understand how they have formed over cosmic time. Most of my work has been on our neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, and its satellite galaxies.