School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- 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.
Date Position Institution name 2015 - ongoing Head, Department of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience University of Adelaide 2007 - ongoing 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
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)
Year Citation 2010 Norris, R., & Wilkes, A. N. (2010). Diet or Habit? An investigation into the morphological divergence seen in the Australian marsupial suborder Vombatiformes.. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. Uruguay. 2007 Norris, R. M., Henneberg, M., Kuperavage, A., & Eckhardt, R. B. (2007). Koalas, papionines and humans: Understanding variation and diversity in human evolution. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY. WILEY-LISS. 1999 Norris, R., Johnson, B., & Henneberg, M. (1999). The cotton-top tamarin (Sanguinus oedipus) in captive and free-ranging environments. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Society for Human Biology. Sydney, Australia. 1999 Norris, R., Henneberg, M., & Tedman, R. (1999). Evolution of jaw suspension. Poster session presented at the meeting of The International Association for Dental Research, Aust & NZ Division, 39th Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, Australia. 1997 Norris, R. (1997). Testing multiple species hypothesis on frogs. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Society for Human Biology and the Fifth World Academic Conference on Human Ecology of the IUAES's Commission on Human Ecology. Adelaide, Australia.
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
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Evolutionary Constraints and Trade-Offs in the Locomotor Morphology of Birds and Mammals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ellen May Martin 2021 Co-Supervisor To advance knowledge on the phylogenetic status of the Australian hare and investigate changing morphologies involved in locomotion and dispersal ability of this species. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nuttakorn Taewcharoen
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The Australian Cretaceous Ichthyosaur Platypterygius australis: Understanding its Taxonomy, Morphology, and Palaeobiology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Maria Zammit
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
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
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