After an undergraduate degree in molecular biology, Caitlin completed an Honours project studying the historic genetic diversity of the critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat. Following that, Caitlin undertook a PhD in wildlife genetics, based at the University of Sydney and at the Australian Museum in the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics. In Caitlin's PhD, she studied the conservation genetics of one of Australia’s most endangered birds, the orange-bellied parrot, with a focus on informing management of the species. Caitlin's research interests include population genetics, genomics, and molecular ecology, as well as management of threatened species. Caitlin has worked as a Technical Officer in the ACWG since 2019.
- B.Arts / B.Sc. (Molecular Biology), University of Adelaide (2013)
- B.Sc. (Hons), University of Adelaide (2014)
- PhD, University of Sydney (2020)
Grants, awards and scholarships
- Australian Museum Research Institute AMRI Postgraduate Award;
- BirdLife Australia Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award;
- Linnean Society of NSW Joyce W. Vickery Scientific Research Fund Award