Steve is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland in Australia and a Research Associate at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. Born in eastern Australia’s scenic Blue Mountains, he studied biology and geology as an undergraduate at the University of Sydney, receiving the Edgeworth David Award for Palaeontology. He then moved the Europe, completing his PhD on the origin of modern crocodilians. Research highlights include the description of Isisfordia, the world’s most primitive modern crocodilian, the recognition of an avian infectious disease in tyrannosaurs, and an iconoclastic reboot of Australia’s ‘stampeding’ dinosaurs. A shift of focus to ichnology recently helped secure National Heritage Listing for the dinosaurian tracksites of the Dampier Peninsula in north-western Australia’s Kimberley region, which subsequently contributed to the collapse of a $40+ billion LNG development.
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