School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Perry Beasley-Hall (she/her) is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and a Project Officer in Evolutionary Genomics at the South Australian Museum. She is currently working on documenting the biodiversity of freshwater "mound" springs in arid and semi-arid regions of the state. Her research interests include the evolution of subterranean lifestyles, insect phylogenetics and molecular evolution, and systematic entomology overall. Perry is the Outreach Theme Lead for the NGO Invertebrates Australia and the South Australian co-chair of Queers in Science. She is passionate about entomological outreach as well as diversity in science, and is actively engaged in increasing the visibility LGBT+ people in STEMM fields.
Major research interests include:
- the parallel acquisition of subterranean lifestyles in insects
- the genomic consequences of a transition underground
- insect phylogenetics, molecular systematics, and biogeography
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Project Officer in Evolutionary Genomics South Australian Museum 2022 - ongoing Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2021 - ongoing Honorary Associate University of Sydney 2020 - 2022 Honorary Researcher South Australian Museum 2020 - 2022 ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) The University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2020 The University of Sydney Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2016 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science 2013 - 2015 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
Beasley-Hall, P G, Austin, A D, Cooper, S J B, Reed, E, Trewick, S (2022-2025). Systematics and taxonomy of Australian cave crickets (Rhaphidophoridae, Macropathinae), an enigmatic and at-risk fauna. National Taxonomy Research Grant Program, Australian Biological Resources Study ($300,000, chief investigator).
Beasley-Hall, P G (2022-2025). Systematics and taxonomy of Australian cave crickets (Rhaphidophoridae, Macropathinae), an enigmatic and at-risk fauna. Karst Conservation Fund, The Australian Speleological Federation ($15,000, chief investigator).
Papadelos, P, Beasley-Hall, P G, Hewitt, A, Umbers, K, Guzik, M, Beasley, C (2022). Science communication behind the scenes?: Interrogating the role of women in professional life sciences associations. Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics Interdisciplinary Internal Research Funding Scheme, The University of Adelaide ($10,000, co-chief investigator).
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Invertebrate Ecology of Disconnected and Highly Vulnerable Habitats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brock Adam Hedges
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