PhD student in Palaeontology, Flinders University

Sam's academic career began studying undergraduate arts and science at Flinders, with a brief sojourn into GIS at TAFE. Undertaking honours in 2010-2011, he looked at scratch marks in Tight Entrance Cave, WA, concluding them to likely be formed by Thylacoleo the 'marsupial lion' and Sarcophilus the 'tasmanian devil'. Beginning a PhD in August 2011, he is currently looking at microwear dietary analysis of kangaroos and what it can tell us about niche partitioning and diet in South Australian Pleistocene ecosystems. He is the proud father of two chickens, plays drums and ultimate frisbee badly and is looking forward to becoming a better speller.


  • –present
    PhD student in Palaeontology, Flinders University


  • 2011 
    Flinders University, Batchelor of Science Honours