Hall of Fame

Former Postdoctoral Fellows (self funded)

  1. Dr. Paul Doughty (ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001).  Paul is now the Curator of Terrestrial Vertebrates at the Western Australian Museum.
  2. Dr. Sharon Downes (ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003). Sharon is now the Team Leader of the Resistance Evolution Team in the CSIRO Entomology Division. 
  3. Dr. Phil Byrne (ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2004). Phil now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong with his own lab. Check out his web site
  4. Dr. Joanna Sumner (ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2009). Jo is now the Manager of Genetic Resources at Museum Victora.
  5. Dr. Conrad Hoskin (ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009).  Conrad is now a Lecturer at James Cook University. While in our lab Conrad won the EUREKA PRIZE in Early Career Species Discovery
  6. Dr. Sean Doody (Research Fellow, Caring for Country Grant, 2008 - 2009). Sean has now moved back to the USofA is is busy trying to land a Lectureship. 
  7. Dr. Megan Higgie (ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2011).  Megan is now a Lecturer at James Cook University. Megan won the 2009 R.A. FISHER PRIZE from  the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognise the most significant paper published in Evolution in the previous year based on a recent PhD dissertation. The award was for work Megan did while a PhD student in Prof. Mark Blows' lab at UQ.
  8. Dr. Lisa Schwanz (ARC DECRA Fellow, 2012-2013). Lisa was only here a year before she landed her Senior Lectureship at the University of New South Wales where she now has her own lab.  
  9. Dr. Kiki Dethmers (North Australia Marine Research Alliance (NARMA) Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2015). Kiki looked at the impact of derelict fishing nets (ghost nets) on the persistence of sea turtle populations in the Arafura and Timor Seas, and does this in close collaboration a range of partners in northern Australia, Indonesian and Timor Leste. Visit her web site
  10. Dr. Stuart Nielsen (Endeavour Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2017). Stu is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Tony Gamble at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI) but did a temporary hiatus as an Endeavour Fellow at ANU where he studied the evolution of transitions in sex chromosome systems and sex chromosome heteromorphy (and how that affects speciation) in squamate lizards.
  11. Dr. Thomas Merkling - Fyssen Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015), Endeavour Fellow (2016). Thomas worked on the function and evolution of the different colour forms of the frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), as well as more general behavioural ecology questions in birds. Visit his web site.  
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Former Postdoctoral Research Associates (funded by my grants)

  1. Dr. Ian Scott (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1999-2003).  Ian now works at a      major agricultural research institution in New Zealand.
  2. Dr. Danielle Edwards (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2007-2008). Dan is now a postdoc at Yale University in the USA.
  3. Dr. Conrad Hoskin (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2010-2011).  Conrad is now a Lecturer at James Cook University. 
  4. Dr. Kate Umbers (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2011).  Kate did a postdoc with Dr. Phil Byrne at the University of Wollongong and is now a Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney where her lab slogan is Want to join the Umbers Lab? Katy did!!.  
  5. Dr. Emma Sherratt (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2016-2017). Emma is co-author of the widely-used morphometrics software, geomorph. Her research is focussed on examining patterns of morphological evolution and developing methods to incorporate phylogenetic comparative methods with multivariate datasets. Emma is also a whiz at micro-CT. Emma is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide.  Visit Emma's web site
  6. Dr. Erin Walsh (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2016-2017). Erin did her PhD in Psychology and is an expert in brains, stats, geometric morphometrics and statistics.  She is also an amazing artist and scientific illustrator.  Erin and I are working on book together and she will be helping the lab make amazing figures with her artistic skills. 

Former PhD Students 

And check out our Keogh Lab PhD Lineage for a history lesson

  1. Dr. Bob Wong (PhD student on APA, 2000 - 2003).  Sexual selection and speciation in the Pacific blue-eye fish Pseudomugil signifer. Bob is now a Senior Lecturer at Monash University.
  2. Dr. Jessica Stapley (PhD student on APA, 2000 - 2003).  Behavioural trade-offs, traits and tendencies in two Australian skinks. Jess is now a Marie Curie Fellow  at Sheffield University in the UK but based in STRI in Panama. 
  3. Dr. Louise Osborne (PhD student on IPRS, 2001 - 2004). Male contest behaviour and information content of signals used by the Australian Tawny Dragon, Ctenophorus decresii. Louise is now a Senior Policy Officer at the Department of Sustainability and Environment.
  4. Dr. David Chapple (PhD student on APA, 2001 - 2004). Evolutionary ecology and molecular phylogenetics of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. David is now a Senior Lecturer at Monash University.
  5. Dr. Danielle Edwards (PhD student on APA at Univ. of Western Australia, co-supervised with Dale Roberts, 2002-2007). Comparative phylogeography and speciation in southwestern Australian frogs. Dan is now a postdoc at Yale University in the USA. 
  6. Dr. Matthew Morgan (PhD student on ANU PhD scholarship, 2003 - 2007). The theory and practice of molecular data analysis and application to current problems in Australian frog biology. Matt is now a Research Scientist at CSIRO.
  7. Dr. Vimoksalehi Lukoschek (PhD student on APA at James Cook University, 2001 - 2007). Molecular ecology, evolution and conservation of hydrophiine sea snakes. Vimoksalehi is now an ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow at James Cook University. 
  8. Dr. Mitzy Pepper (PhD student on APA, 2007 - 2011). Evolution of Australian arid-zone geckos.  Mitzy is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in my lab.
  9. Dr. Renee Catullo (PhD student on APA, 2008-2012). Biogeography, phylogenetics and cryptic species in the Myobatrachid frog genus Uperoleia. Renee is now a postdoc at the CSIRO.   
  10. Dr. Dan Noble.  (PhD student on MQ Scholarship at Macquarie University, co-supervised by Martin Whiting, 2010-2013.). Evolutionary behavioural ecology of an Australian lizard with alternative reproductive tactics.  Dan won the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for his PhD thesis!  Dan is now a Postdoc with Martin Whiting.  
  11. Dr. Sandra Binning - PhD student on URS and ANU Scholarships, co-supervised by Pat Backwell, 2010-2013. The effects of biotic and abiotic factors on fish swimming performance. Sandy is now a postdoc in Switzerland. 
  12. Dr. Dan Hoops  - PhD student on IPRS and ANU Scholarships, co-supervised by Martin Whiting, 2011-2015. Structure and evolution of dragon brains. Dan is now busy writing up papers and has started a postdoc in Canada.  
  13. Dr. Marta Vidal-Garcia - PhD student on RSB and ANU PhD scholarships, 2012-2016. Morphological evolution in Australian frogs.  Marta is now a postdoc in our lab. 

Former MSc Students

  1. Anke Maria Höfer (MSc student on IPRS, 2001 - 2004). Mating system of the common garden skink, Lampropholis guichinoti. Anke Maria is now the coordinator of FrogWatch in Canberra.
  2. Suzanne Morrison (MPhil, 2005 - 2009). Conservation biology of the Fijian crested iguana. Suzi is curently sailing the world on a 34 foot boat, check out the blog.
  3. Marta Vidal-Garcia (MSc student, 2011). Evolution of body size and shape in Australian myobatrachid frogs.  Marta is now doing a PhD in my lab.
  4. Damien Esquerre (MPhil, 2014-2015). Evolution of head shape in pythons and boas.  Damien is now doing a PhD in my lab. 
  5. Gabi Openshaw (MPhil student, 2013-2016). Evolution of head shape in goannas. Gabi is now hunting for jobsVisit Gabi's web site

Former Honours Students

  1. Suzanne Morrison (1999-2000 cohort). Territoriality and paternity in Eulamprus skinks. Suzi did a Masters with me and is now sailing the world in a small boat. 
  2. Kathryn Read (2000 cohort).  Phylogenetics of Australian frogs. Kathryn now works in research administration. 
  3. Dr. Megan Head (2000-2001 cohort).  Chemical communication in skinks. Megan is now a NERC Fellow the University of Exeter in the UK.
  4. Dr. Eleanor Wilson (2000-2001 cohort).  Mating systems in Eulamprus skinks.  Eleanor is now a medical doctor.
  5. Junko Kondo (2002-2003 cohort). Conservation ecology of a gecko. Junko is now a mom.
  6. Kate Hodges (2003-2004 cohort). Phylogeography of vertebrates in Tallaganda State Forest. Kate is now a PhD student at the University of Adelaide.
  7. Dr. Mitzy Pepper (2005 cohort). Phylogeography and paleoclimatology of a Pilbara gecko. Mitzy did her PhD in my lab and is now a postdoc in my lab. 
  8. David Moore (2006 cohort). Evolution of the sodium pump as a possible bio-control measure for cane toads. David was an RA in my lab for three years and he is now an environmental consultant.
  9. Geoff Kay (2008 cohort). Comparative phylogeography and climate change of the herpetofauna of southwestern Australia. Geoff now works as a RA for Prof. David Lindenmeyer and is a PhD student.
  10. Jordan Crabbe (2008 cohort). Comparative morphometrics and phylogenetics of three-toed skinks in southwestern Australia. Jordan now works as a zoo keeper. 
  11. Kate Loynes (2008 cohort). Phylogenetics and phylogeography of Australian robins. Kate is now a RA at the University of Western Australia.
  12. Samantha Vertucci (2009 cohort).  Speciation in the turtle frog. Sam is now a wildlife consultant.  
  13. Peri Bolton ( 2011 cohort).  Phylogeny of Australian burrowing snakes. Peri is now a PhD student in at Macquarie University. 
  14. Gabi Openshaw (2012 cohort). Evolution of head shape in goannas. Gabi is now a PhD in our lab. 

Former Research Assistants

  1. Christine Hayes (Research Officer and lab manager, 1999- 2006).  Chris was an RA and lab manager in my lab for many years and she won the Vice Chancellor’s Award for General Staff Excellence while she worked for me. Chris now works for Rod Peakall in our department.   
  2. David Moore (Research Assistant, 2007 - 2011). David was an RA in my lab for three years and he is now an environmental consultant.

 Former Visiting Fellows

  1. Brigitte Gottsberger (visiting PhD student from University of Vienna, 2001).  Brigitte is now a postdoc at the University of Vienna.  
  2. Dr. Jonathan Webb (Visiting Fellow, 2001-2002). Jonno is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney. 
  3. Dr. Nicola Mitchell (Visiting Fellow, 2002 – 2003). Nicki is now an Associate Professor the University of Western Australia.
  4. Dr. Simon Blomberg (Visiting Fellow, 2002 – 2005). Simon is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
  5. Dr. Beckie Symula (Visiting Fellow, 2003 -  2006). Beckie is now a postdoc at Yale.  
  6. Dr. Steven Holland - (Vice Chancellor’s Artist in Residence - 2015). Steven spent a year in our lab working on an amazing piece of art - a Crown for the President of the Australian Society of Herpetogists.  Check out the video
   © Scott Keogh 2013