Robin Beck graduated with a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, in 2002 and an MSc in Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity from the Natural History Musem and Imperial College, London, in 2003. He was awarded his PhD from the University of New South Wales in 2008 for his thesis ‘Form, function, phylogeny and biogeography of enigmatic Australian metatherians’, which was supervised by Mike Archer and Sue Hand. From 2009 to 2011, he was an NSF-funded postdoctoral research fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, working in collaboration with Rob Voss and Sharon Jansa on the morphology and phylogeny of marsupials.
Since 2012, he has been a DECRA postdoctoral fellow at UNSW, studying the only known record of early Palaeogene fossil mammals in Australia, from the early Eocene Tingamarra Fauna. His major research interests are the morphology, systematics and biogeography of mammals (particularly marsupials), and combining morphological and molecular data to resolve phylogenetic relationships and divergence times. He has undertaken fieldwork in Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.
School of BEES
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
Biological Sciences Building, room 557
Phone: +61 2 93852125