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Kailah Thorn

Technical Officer, Western Australian Museum

I completed my PhD in Palaeontology at Flinders University, on fossil skinks from the Tiliquini group - the blue-tongued lizards. I worked as an Information Officer at the South Australian Museum for four years where I developed an appreciation of Museum collections and outreach from 2016 to 2020. After PhD completion I became Museum Curator at the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum at UWA from February 2020 to 2023. I am currently looking after the Terrestrial Vertebrates (birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians) collections at the Western Australian Museum.


  • 2023–present
    Technical Officer, Western Australian Museum
  • 2020–2023
    Museum Curator, University of Western Australia


  • 2020 
    Flinders University, PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of Australia
  • Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology
  • Australasian Palaeontologists