About
Experience
  • 2018 to present - Adjunct Research Associate, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia)
  • 2017 to present - STEM Careers Coordinator, Scitech (Perth, WA, Australia)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia)
Research Disciplines
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Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - Dean's Award for Higher Degree by Research Excellence (PhD, James Cook University)
  • 2016 - Lystrosaurus Shield - best student paper (Paleontological Society of South Africa)
  • 2012 - Magna Cum Laude; Distinction in Major; Distinction in Thesis: B.A. Geology, Carleton College (USA)
  • 2006 - Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award - First Place, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Other
  • 2018 - The Leakey Foundation Research Grant (Malawi hominin project)
  • 2016 - US National Science Foundation Grant (BCS-1638796) - PIs: Stevens, Roberts, O'Connor; SP: Hilbert-Wolf
  • 2015 - The Explorers Club Exploration Fund Grant
  • 2014 - AAPG Foundation Grant (Suzanne Takken Memorial Grant)
  • 2010 - Grand Staircase Institute of Science Graduate Research Grant
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Leakey Foundation - Research Grant

Dating hominin fossils in the East African Rift, Malawi

Indicative Funding
$25,787
Summary
This project will use detrital zircon geochronology to date the Paranthropus boisei and Homo rudolfenisis hominin fossils from the northern Malawi Rift. These fossils are remarkable, as they represent a co-occurrence of these two species in southwestern Africa, the meeting point for endemic faunas of both southern and eastern Africa. The location of the fossils in the volcanic East African Rift System is a perfect depositional setting in which to apply detrital zircon geochronology to precisely date P. boisei and H. rudolfensis, to test hypotheses about faunal exchange between the two 'cradles' of humankind, in south and east Africa.
Investigators
Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, Eric Roberts, Timothy Bromage and Friedmann Schrenk (College of Science & Engineering, New York University and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat)
Keywords
Hominin; Sedimentology; Geochronology; Geology; Malawi; Palaeoanthropology
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