Katherine Hill

Miss Katherine Hill

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. My research focuses on understanding the domestic pet trade of Australian native and exotic birds, and adapting forensic technology to trace their origins.

The wildlife trade transports animals worldwide, which threatens primary industries and environments by introducing new invasive species and by removing species from their native habitats. Despite these threats, we currently have no way of knowing the true origins of this wildlife. For my PhD research, I am investigating the extent of the domestic parrot trade in Australia, and looking at new ways to trace the origin of these parrots using the chemical signatures in their feathers.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Biology Society of South Australia (BSSA) Biology Society of South Australia Australia
    2019 - ongoing Founder School of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Association (SoBSPA) The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83132546
  • Email: katherine.hill@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Benham, floor G
  • Room: G 24B
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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