Toby Brown is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University, Melbourne. Originally from the UK, Toby graduated with a masters degree in astrophysics from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. Toby’s research focuses on the nearby galaxies of the Local Universe. He uses multi-wavelength observations to understand the relationships between observed galaxy properties and the galaxy environment. In particular he makes use of large scale, extragalactic surveys in order to study the open issues surrounding the gas content, structural trends, and the star formation potential of local galaxies in the field, group, and cluster environments. On the side, Toby is a keen outreacher and has been trying to explain the Universe through many public talks, articles, and (occasional) radio broadcasts. Toby can be found the rest of the year at @AstronomyBrown.