Dr Nadine Sugianto DPhil

Dr Nadine Sugianto

School of Biosciences
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

Dr. Nadine Adrianna Sugianto is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Locomotor Ecology and Biomechanics Lab – School of Biosciences, who is working on The Orangutan Enclosure Design Tool (EDT) Project at BOSF, Kalimantan-Indonesia. Her research focus is to test the effectiveness of the EDT in preparing sanctuary orangutans for release and quantify post-release behavioural profiles to produce a refined pre-release assessment and post-release monitoring tool. She is also further exploring the aspects of orangutan locomotion, nest building, social learning, and neophobia/exploratory behaviour.


  • BSc in Veterinary Medicine (2013), Bogor Agricultural University
  • DPhil in Zoology (2018), University of Oxford 


Dr. Nadine Adrianna Sugianto pursued her undergarduate degree in Veterinary Medicine (Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia) before she continued to conduct her DPhil in WildCRU – Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford. For her DPhil, she worked under The Badger Project (Wytham Woods-Oxfordshire) on reproductive biology of the European badger (Meles meles), utilising endocrinological measures with complementary somatic and ecological data, closely investigating physiological mechanisms linked to lifetime reproductive events, cub development, and responses to ecological factors. She subsequently taught Biology in EF Academy Oxford before taking up the post of Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Birmingham University – School of Biosciences - Locomotor Ecology and Biomechanics Lab, where she is working on The Orangutan Enclosure Design Tool (EDT) Project at BOSF, Kalimantan-Indonesia


Behavioural Ecology, Primate Locomotion, Social Learning, Wildlife Conservation, Reproductive Biology, Animal Physiology, Endocrinology


  1. Sugianto et al. (2018) Linking plasma sex steroid hormone levels to the condition of external genitalia morphology (EGM) in European badgers (Meles meles): A critical evaluation of traditional field methodology. Mammalian Biology, 93, 97-108.
  2. Sugianto, N. A., Newman, C., Macdonald, D. W., & Buesching, C. D. (2019). Heterochrony of puberty in the European badger (Meles meles) can be explained by growth rate and group-size: Evidence for two endocrinological phenotypes. PloS one, 14(3).
  3. Sugianto, N. A., Newman, C., Macdonald, D. W., & Buesching, C. D. (2019). Extrinsic factors affecting cub development contribute to sexual size dimorphism in the European badger (Meles meles). Zoology, 135, 125688.
  4. Sugianto, N. A., Buesching, C. D., Macdonald, D. W., & Newman, C. (2019). The importance of refining anaesthetic regimes to mitigate adverse effects in very young and very old wild animals: the European badger (Meles Meles). Journal of Zoological Research, 3(3).
  5. Allen, T. M., Sugianto, N. A., Ryder, C., Newman, C., Macdonald, D. W., & Buesching, C. D. (2019). Encoded Information Within Urine Influences Behavioural Responses Among European Badgers (Meles meles). In Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 14 (pp. 38-59). Springer, Cham.
  6. Sugianto, N. A. (2018). Reproductive biology of the European badger (Meles meles): Endocrinological insights into lifetime reproductive events, strategies and cub development in response to ecological factors (Doctoral dissertation, University of Oxford).
  7. Sugianto, N. A., Newman, C., Macdonald, D. W., & Buesching, C. D. (2020). Reproductive and Somatic    Senescence in the European Badger (Meles meles): Evidence from Lifetime Sex-Steroid Profiles. Zoology. In Press.