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Adjunct Associate Lecturer in Palaeontology, Flinders University

I am a palaeontologist specialising in fossil birds, particularly in regards to comparative morphology and taxonomy. My Honours project described two 20 million year old fossil species of rails (Aves: Rallidae) from St Bathans in New Zealand, which was subsequently published in 2018. My PhD, completed in December 2021, focused on the taxonomy and morphological descriptions of fossil Accipitridae (eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures) from across Australia.


  • 2021–present
    Adjunct associate lecturer, Flinders University


  • 2021 
    Flinders University, Doctorate in Palaeontology
  • 2017 
    Flinders University, Honours Degree (Palaeontology)
  • 2015 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Science (Evolutionary Biology)


  • 2021
    An exceptional partial skeleton of a new basal raptor (Aves: Accipitridae) from the late Oligocene Namba Formation, South Australia,
  • 2019
    Flightless rails (Aves: Rallidae) from the early Miocene St Bathans Fauna, Otago, New Zealand,