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Dr Isaac A. R. Kerr

Research Assistant at Flinders University Palaeontology Laboratory, Flinders University

In early 2023 I graduated my PhD with a thesis on the systematics and palaeoecology of the giant fossil kangaroo genus Protemnodon. My recent research focusses on the fossil kangaroos of New Guinea.

I undertook a Bachelor's Degree in science majoring in evolutionary biology at the University of Adelaide. My Honours project, also at Adelaide Uni, was on the fossils, evolution and biogeography of a peculiar genus of vine, Ripogonum, from New Zealand and eastern Australia.


  • 2022–present
    Research Assistant, Flinders University
  • 2022–2023
    Scanning and Data Assistant, Flinders University/Virtual Australian Museum of Palaeontology
  • 2018–2022
    PhD Candidate for Palaeontology, Flinders University


  • 2023 
    Flinders University, PhD (Vertebrate Palaeontology)
  • 2016 
    The University of Adelaide, BSc Hons (Evolution and Genetics)


  • 2022
    Re‐evaluating the evidence for late‐surviving megafauna at Nombe rockshelter in the New Guinea highlands, Archaeology in Oceania
  • 2022
    A new genus of fossil kangaroo (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) from the late Pleistocene of New Guinea, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Australia and Pacific Science Foundation project grant
    Funding Source:
    Australia and Pacific Science Foundation
  • 2018
    Small Research Grant
    Funding Source:
    Royal Society of South Australia