Tara is a Research Officer in the Palaeontology Collection, at the Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum.
She is a trained geologist with a passion for science education. Her research involves the investigation of fossilisation processes that occurred within a 20 million-year-old lake deposit from central New South Wales. She is also involved in the evaluation of research and engagement outcomes of the citizen scientist project, Date a Fossil, which engages the general public in palaeontology research.
PhD, University of New South Wales | 2020.
Lithofacies and Biofacies analysis of Earth’s oldest subaerial hot spring deposits from the ca. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia
MPhil, University of New South Wales | 2015
Assessing the link between Earth’s oldest stromatolites and hydrothermal fluids: The c. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation, North Pole Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia
Bachelor of Science, Macquarie University | 2013
Geology and Palaeontology
Member, Geological Society of Australia.
Adjunct Lecturer, University of New South Wales.
Grants, awards and scholarships
- Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, UNSW. 2016-2019
- Best student presentation, 17th Australian Space Research Conference. November 15, 2017
- Australian Centre for Astrobiology Scholarship, UNSW, 2013.
- Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship, Macquarie University, 2011-2012.