Below is a list of our current StaffPostdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows and Honorary Research Fellows. You can also find details of our current PhD students and recent members of the Bristol Palaeobiology Group.


Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows

  • Dr Delphine Angst: New insights into the ecology of the dodo using a multidisciplinary approach (Marie Curie Research Fellow)
  • Ms Rehemat Bhatia: Geochemical signatures of the biotic response to extreme climates (PDRA)
  • Dr Heather Birch: Planktonic foraminifera and carbon system recovery after the K/Pg mass extinction
  • Dr Arnau Bolet: Macroevolution os Mesozoic lepidosaurs. Newton International Fellowship
  • Dr Chenyang Cai: Beetle phylogeny, the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution, and the efficacy of molecular clock methods
  • Dr Hugo Dutel: Functional evolution of the skull during the evolution of lobe-finned fished and early tetrapods (NERC PDRA)
  • Dr Roberto Feuda: The evolution of neurogenic gene regulatory networks (Royal Society URF)
  • Dr Andy Fraass: Planktic foraminifera test-size through the Neogene
  • Dr Liz Martin-Silverstone: The influence of mechanical loading on cranial development and function in zebra fish (BBSRC PDRA). Read Liz's blog
  • Dr Benjamin Moon: Marine reptiles of the Strawberry Bank site of exceptional preservation (Leverhulme PDRA)
  • Dr Joseph O'Reilly: Co-evolution of Earth and animal life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition (NERC-BETR PDRA)
  • Dr Celine Petitjean: Phylogenomics of microbial eukaryotes (NERC PDRA)
  • Dr Bruno Fonseca Simoes: Vision in snakes (EU Marie Curie-SkÅ‚odowska Research Fellow)
  • Dr Tom Stubbs: Macroevolution of the origin of birds (NERC PDRA)
  • Dr Li Tian: Ecosystem reconstruction during Permian-Triassic on land (NSFC Fellow)
  • Ms Chloe Todd: Does developmental plasticity influence speciation? (NERC PGRA-Technician)
  • Dr Kelly Vargas: Origin of bilaterians (CNPq Brazil, Research Fellow)
  • Dr Monique Welten: Evolution of jaws and teeth - new insights into key innovations and the origin of gnathostomes (EU Marie Curie-SkÅ‚odowska Research Fellow)
  • Dr Qi Zhao: Bone histology and dinosaurian palaeobiology (Newton Advanced Research Fellow)

Honorary Research Fellows

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