Dr Martin Ezcurra
Martin completed his PhD at Birmingham in 2015. He is currently based in Buenos Aires, where he holds a permanent research position as a member of the CONICET. He is an award-winning palaeobiologist with expertise in the systematics and macroevolution of Permian–Triassic reptiles and theropod dinosaurs.
Dr Plamen Andreev
Plamen completed his PhD in Birmingham in 2014 and was subsequently employed as a research assistant for two years. His areas of expertise lie in the evolution of the integumentary skeleton and the origins of sharks. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in China.
Dr John Clarke
John is a quantitative palaeobiologist interested in the diversification and macroevolution of fish. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tartu in Estonia.
Dr Andrew Jones
Andy completed his PhD research on morphological convergence between the Triassic reptile group Phytosauria and modern and fossil crocodilians, using a broad range of functional, morphological and cladistic techniques. He is now a Digital Technologies Officer within the Lapworth Museum of Geology, and is continuing to publish his PhD work.
Dr Susannah Maidment
Susie is a researcher and curator at the Natural History Museum in London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. She is an internationally leading expert on the systematics, evolution and palaeobiology of dinosaurs, and a highly experienced field geologist with a focus on the Morrison Formation of the western USA.
Dr Felipe Montefeltro
Felipe's research focuses on reconstructing the anatomy, phylogeny and evolution of two groups of Mesozoic tetrapods, the notosuchian crocodylomorphs and rhynchosaurs. He is particularly interested in understanding what led to these groups dominating the ecosystems in which they lived. He has visited Birmingham twice on short-term fellowships, and continues to collaborate with the Birmingham team.
Dr Emma Randle
Emma completed her PhD in 2017. Her research focuses on early vertebrate diversity, systematics and phylogenetics, including developing appropriate treatments for characters included within cladistic analyses and the use of stratigraphic congruence for assessing the fit of evolutionary hypotheses to the fossil record. Other aspects of her research focuses on the macroevolutionary patterns of heterostracan vertebrates including biases associated with heterostracan palaeoenvironments and palaeosea-level, and predation traces preserved on heterostracan fossils and the associated jawed vertebrates fauna.
Dr Sarah Sangster
Sarah completed her PhD on the Jurassic pterosaur Dimorphodon at the University of Cambridge in 2003. Having been employed for many years as a secondary teacher, she is now working on preparing her PhD research for publication.
Dr Will Tattersdill
Will is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Literature in the Department of English Literature. He has a research interest in the social history of dinosaurs from the nineteenth century to the present day, and has recently collaborated with Richard Butler on a joint exhibition on changing scientific and cultural depictions of dinosaurs.