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Key Info

  • Position Title
    Collection Manager, Mammalogy
  • Section
    Mammalogy Collection
    Life and Geosciences
    Australian Museum Research Institute
  • ORCID iD

Email Dr Sandy Ingleby

Dr Sandy Ingleby is a zoologist employed as the Mammal collection manager at the Australian Museum since 1996. As a collection manager, she is responsible for developing and maintaining the museum’s mammal collection, facilitating access to the collection for visiting researchers and through loans as well as providing mammal expertise to the museum’s public programs, and answering public and scientific enquiries.

Dr Ingleby has a broad interest in the ecology and evolution of Australian and Pacific mammals. While employed at the museum she has participated in various museum surveys including those documenting the fauna of western NSW and of the southwest pacific region, with emphasis on Fiji and Solomon Islands.

Her PhD project involved extensive travel in northern Australia to document the distribution, diet and habitat preferences of two small macropod species, the Northern Nailtail Wallaby and Spectacled Hare Wallaby. Other experience includes working for the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of a team examining the effects of logging on small mammals and as a research assistant for a field study of the behavioural ecology of Grevy’s Zebra in Northern Kenya.


BSc (Hons, Class 1), (1985) Zoology, Macquarie University, Sydney

PhD, Ecology, (1990) Macquarie University, Sydney

Recent publications

  • Eldridge, M. D. B., S. Ingleby, A. G. King, S. V. Mahony, H. E. Parnaby, C. A. Beatson, A. Divljan, G. J. Frankham, A. C. Hay, R. E. Major, S. E. Reader, R. A. Sadlier, and L. R. Tsang. (2020). Australian Museum surveys of the vertebrate fauna of Coolah Tops National Park, NSW. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 30: 1–26.
  • Karl Vernes, Sandy Ingleby and Mark Eldridge, M (2019). An overlooked, early record of the desert rat-kangaroo (Caloprymnus campestris) from Lake Killalpaninna, South Australia. Australian Mammalogy 42(2) 223-225
  • Stephen M. Jackson, Peter J.S. Fleming, Mark D.B. Eldridge, Sandy Ingleby, Tim Flannery, Rebecca N. Johnson, Steven J.B. Cooper, Kieren J. Mitchell, Yassine Souilmi, Alan Cooper, Don E. Wilson & Kristofer M. Helgen (2019). The Dogma of Dingoes—Taxonomic status of the dingo: A reply to Smith et al. Zootaxa 4564 (1): 198–212.
  • Harry Parnaby, Sandy Ingleby and Anja Divljan (2017). Type Specimens of Non-fossil Mammals in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum (2017) Vol. 69, issue number 5, pp. 277–420.
  • Eldridge, Mark D. B., Anja Divljan, Greta J. Frankham, Sandy Ingleby, Rebecca N. Johnson, Andrew G. King, Richard E. Major, Harry E. Parnaby, and Leah Tsang. (2017). The Australian Museum Lord Howe Island Expedition 2017—birds and mammals. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 26: 25–43.
  • Greta J. Frankham, Sean Thompson, Sandy Ingleby, Todd Soderquist and Mark D. B. Eldridge. (2016). Does the ‘extinct’ eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) persist in Barrington Tops, New South Wales? Australian Mammalogy 39(2) 243-247.
  • Harry Parnaby, Sandy Ingleby and Anja Divljan (2015). Taxonomic status of Podabrus albocaudatus Krefft, 1872 and declaration of Sminthopsis granulipes Troughton, 1932 (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) as a protected name for the White-tailed Dunnart from Western Australia. Zootaxa 3904 (2): 283–292