Perry Beasley-Hall

Dr Perry Beasley-Hall

Postdoctoral Researcher

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/they) is an Australian Biological Resources Study Postdoctoral Fellow. Her current research focuses on teasing apart the Tree of Life for cave crickets, at-risk yet poorly understood subterranean insects, and assigning them formal taxonomic names. She has a background in insect systematics, molecular evolution, bioinformatics, and biogeography. Perry is also passionate about entomological outreach and increasing the visibility of LGBT+ people and women in STEM.

Major research interests include:
  1. evolution of insects in subterranean environments
  2. insect taxonomy, particularly the Orthoptera
  3. insect molecular evolution and genomics
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing ABRS Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2022 Project Officer in Evolutionary Genomics South Australian Museum
    2021 - ongoing Honorary Associate University of Sydney
    2020 - 2022 Honorary Researcher South Australian Museum
    2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Researcher The University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    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)
  • Research Interests

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).

Shaw, M, Beasley-Hall, P G (2022). Solving the evolutionary puzzle of climate outliers: description of new cave and mallee mites (Dermanyssiae: Ologamasidae) as part of the Yalata Bush Blitz. Bush Blitz taxonomy research funding, 2022-23 round, Australian Government ($15,000, joint 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 ($9,953, co-investigator).


  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor Ground Floor
  • Room: G16
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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