I am a Canadian vertebrate palaeontologist working in Australia at the University of New England. I've researched a number of vertebrate groups but am most familiar with dinosaurs. I see dinosaurs as a unique tool to study evolution in the past, addressing questions about the origin of major vertebrate groups, their extinction and survival, and their ultimate dominance compared to others that lived at the same time.
I received my PhD from the University of Toronto, where I did substantial work on the body sizes of dinosaurs, upon which I've moved all over the world. I worked at Uppsala University in Sweden for several years, starting a project exploring the long-term patterns of shark evolution, and am now a lecturer and research fellow at the University of New England, in Armidale, Australia.