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/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:
  1. the parallel acquisition of subterranean lifestyles in insects
  2. the genomic consequences of a transition underground
  3. insect phylogenetics, molecular systematics, and biogeography
  • Appointments

    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 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).

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).


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