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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Charles Darwin University

Dr Nicola Hanrahan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Charles Darwin University focussing on the conservation and ecology of the ghost bat (Macroderma gigas). Nicola is also on the executive committee for the Australasian Bat Society in her role as Newsletter Editor, and is the Bat1K regional chair for Australia. Nicola's research interests include acoustic social communication, particularly in bats, and the conservation of threatened species.


  • 2023–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Charles Darwin University


  • 2021 
    Western Sydney University, PhD in Animal Ecology