Wildlife ecologist, Western Sydney University

Brad Purcell is best know for his doctoral research on dingoes in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, NSW. He published 'Dingo' in 2010 with CSIRO Publishing (http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6430.htm) and ABC Catalyst presented his work in 2009 (http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/2589671.htm). Brad was awarded a 2010 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to study sustainable management of carnivores with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Polish Academy of Sciences Mammal Research Institute, and Defenders of Wildlife and Yale University Large Carnivore Group in the United States (http://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellows/detail/3436/brad+purcell). Dr Purcell has also studied the ecology of feral pigs, movement patterns of feral deer and habitat preference of small native marsupials.


  • 2008–present
    Adjunct, University of Western Sydney


  • 2010 
    University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Wildlife And Habitat Management (050211)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)