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Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Professor, Biological Sciences Department, University of Cape Town

Palaeobiologist in UCT’s Department of Biological Sciences.
Author of the following popular level books, "Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life", "DInosaurs of Africa", “Fossils for Africa” and “Famous Dinosaurs of Africa”. as well as the more scholarly books, "DInosaur Bone Microstructure" and the "Forerunners of Mammals"


  • 1997–2022
    Professor, University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Professor, Head, Biological Sciences Department
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


South African Women of the Year (2005); Distinguished Women Scientist (2005); Gold Medalist, Academy of Science of SA (2015); TWAS Sub-Saharan Prize for the Public Understanding and Popularisation of Science (2013)