Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2013, University of Southampton, England); MSc (2009, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Brief Biography (English)

Dr Tana Joseph is a South African astronomer, entrepreneur, public speaker and social justice advocate for the sciences. She obtained her PhD in physics in 2013 and has been awarded both Fulbright and Royal Society fellowships in recognition of her research excellence.

Dr Joseph is passionate about science communication and firmly believes that science is for everyone. In 2018, she founded her own Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) communications and consulting company, AstroComms.

Dr Joseph is  an advocate and consultant for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and decolonisation efforts in astronomy and science. In this capacity, she has recently been appointed the Equity and Inclusion coordinator for astronomy in the Netherlands.

Job Title
Scientist, science communicator, social justice advocate
Primary Organisation
University of Amsterdam
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa
Non-African country/countries of residing and working (present & past)
Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States