1998 Ph.D School of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Thesis title: Late Devonian fishes from New South Wales, with emphasis on the
1992 M.Sc. Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Thesis title: A systematic revision of the North American Late Cretaceous
1989 B.Sc. (Honours) Geology and Zoology, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada. Received APEGGA Medal in Geology, highest grade point
2012 - present Researcher, Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum
2007 - 2012 Research Curator, Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum
2006 - 2007 Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
2001 - 2005 Senior Fellow, Australian Research Council, Australian Museum, Sydney
1998 - 2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Research Council, Australian
1994 - 2006 Palaeontologist associated with Gondwana Dreaming Pty, Canberra, involved in
palaeontological field excursions
1994 Technical Officer (Palaeontology), Australian Museum
1992 - 1993 Research Assistant, Department of Geology, University of Alberta
1992 - 1993 Researcher (contract position), Archaeological Survey of Alberta
1989 - 1991 Teaching Assistant (Invertebrate Palaeontology, Vertebrate Palaeontology,
Introductory Geology), University of Alberta
2013-2016: Natural Environment Research Council Standard Grant. Project: Gnathostome dental pattern and the evolution of chondrichthyan dentitions. Principle Investigator (with M. Smith, G. Fraser, C. Underwood).
2012-2014: Natural Environment Research Council Standard Grant. Project: How do palaeontological data refine our understanding of adaptive radiation and the evolution of modern biodiversity? Co-Investigator (with M. Friedman, T. Near, M. Brazeau).
2012-2014: Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. Project: Reconciling Ichthyology and Palaeontology with exceptionally preserved fossils. Co-Investigator (with M. Friedman, N. MacLeod, P. Wainwright).
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Project: Fleshing out the fossil record using organically preserved soft tissues and bone to explore the evolution of unique vertebrate characters. Co-investigator (with K. Trinajstic).
Natural Environment Research Council Standard Grant. Project: Teeth and jaws: evolutionary emergence of a model organogenic system and the adaptive radiation of gnathostomes. Co-Investigator (with P.C.J. Donoghue, E. Rayfield, M. Purnell).
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Project: Lungfish paired fins and the origin of limbs as an evolutionary novelty (with J.M. Joss, P.E. Ahlberg,P. Sordino, G.P. Wagner).
Visiting Assistant Professorship: Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.
Australian Research Council Senior Fellowship. Project: Dental and skeletal homologies within the Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates).
Australian Research Council Large Grant. Project: Dental and skeletal homologies within the
Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates).
Visiting Lectureship Graduiertenkolleg 'Evolutionäre Transformationen und Faunenschnitte', Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Australian Research Council Large Grant: Project: The gap closes: testing the Mississippian Tetrapod Province hypothesis (A. Warren et al.).
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship. Project: Devonian- Carboniferous fishes from New South Wales and Queensland, with emphasis on the Sarcopterygii and a phylogenetic analysis of the Osteolepiformes.