Rachel Norris

Dr Rachel Norris

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


Research Interests

  • Interspecific and intraspecific variation in morphology of mammals
  • Osteology and Craniometry of Mammals
  • Geometric Morphometrics
  • Skeletal anatomy of vertebrates
  • Evolution of hominids

Current research includes musculoskeletal fitness in small athletic mammals; microevolution in canid craniometry; dingo skeletal morphometrics; craniometric variation in marsupials; climbing adaptations in marsupials and primates and craniometric diversity in papionine primates for interpretation in hominind phylogeny.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Head, Department of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience University of Adelaide
    2007 Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy The University of Adelaide
    1996 - 2007 Wood Jones Lecturer in Comparative Anatomy The University of Adelaide
    1992 - 1996 Associate Lecturer in Comparative Anatomy The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    The University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons: Zoology)
    The University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Zoology major)
  • Research Interests

2016                Faculty of Science e-Learning Grant $5,000 (completed - produced 22 interactive canine musculoskeletal anatomy resources)

2015                School of Animal and Veterinary Science Seed Grant $4,000

ARC Discovery Grant $225,000

'Implications of morphological and molecular measures of diversity in papionine primates for interpretation of hominid phylogeny'

Investigators: Henneberg, M, Norris, RM, Eckhardt, R.

Main teaching is within the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) program

  • VET SC 2510A/BRW Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II
  • VET SC 3520A/BRW Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology III

Guest appearances in

  • ANIML SC 2506RW Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • ANIML SC 2500RW Companion Animal and Equine Studies
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Representative Curriculum, Program Management and Review Committee Faculty of Sciences The University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Admissions Committee School of Animal and Veterinary Science, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - ongoing Chair Veterinary Bioscience Program Management Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Learning and Teaching Management Committee School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Institute of Anatomical Sciences United Kingdom
    1998 - ongoing Member International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists
    1989 - ongoing Member The Willi Hennig Society United States
    1987 - ongoing Member Royal Society of South Australia Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137901
  • Email: rachel.norris@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Eastick, floor 1
  • Room: 1 12
  • Org Unit: Veterinary Science

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