Jackie Nguyen and a Moa Skeleton

Key Info

  • Position Title
    Scientific Officer Ornithology
  • Section
    Ornithology Collection
    Life and Geosciences
    Australian Museum Research Institute

Email Dr Jacqueline Nguyen

Dr Jacqueline Nguyen is an avian palaeontologist with research interests in the systematics, taxonomy, morphology, and evolution of fossil and modern birds. Her research focuses on the origins, evolution, and diversity of passerines, which make up over half of all living birds. Dr Nguyen works on fossil passerines and is a member of the Bird 10,000 Genomes Consortium.

In 2015 Dr Nguyen joined the Australian Museum as a Chadwick Biodiversity Fellow. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian Museum Research Institute and at Flinders University.


Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences), UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Science (Honours Class 1), UNSW Sydney


Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, Flinders University

Adjunct Associate Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Recent awards and grants

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council (2020)
  • Theo Murphy Initiative Fund, Australian Academy of Science (2019)
  • Australian Museum Foundation Grant (2019)
  • Betty Mayne Scientific Research Fund for Earth Sciences, Linnean Society of New South Wales (2018)
  • Chadwick Biodiversity Fellowship, Australian Museum (2015)
  • Australian Bird Study Association Fund for Avian Research (2015)


For more on publications, please go to Dr Jackie Nguyen's Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=dlAxN-YAAAAJ