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Senior Research Officer, Monash University

David Haworth is a Senior Research Officer for the Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples: 1000 Years of Australian History project at Monash University.

He is also completing a PhD in English at the University of Melbourne, looking at depictions of non-human artfulness and creativity. He has conducted doctoral research at the Natural History Museum in London and the Museum of Natural History in Paris. In 2013, David’s Masters thesis won the Percival Serle Prize.

He has published and presented on such topics as the cultural history of Galápagos tortoises, illusion and mimicry in nature and art, inter-species animal friendships, the ‘feral’ or animal-reared child, and the artfulness of scientific illustration.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Research Officer, Monash University