Dr Rachel Norris

Senior Lecturer
Dr Rachel Norris
  Org Unit Veterinary Science
  Email rachel.norris@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8521 2901
  Location Floor/Room 1 12 ,  Eastick Building ,   Roseworthy

BSc(Hons, Zoology)

PhD (The University of Adelaide)

Comparative Anatomy.

Interspecific and intraspecific variation in morphology of vertebrates. Osteology and Craniometry of Mammals. Morphometrics. Skeletal anatomy of vertebrates. Evolution.

Current research includes craniometric variation in koalas; climbing adaptations in marsupials and primates and craniometric diversity in papionine primates for interpretation in hominind phylogeny.

2003-2007 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.
Outcomes: 1 refereed journal article, 4 conference presentations to date

Zammit, M. and Norris, R.M. 2013. Sex determination in adults of two otariid species (Neophoca cinerea and Arctophoca australia fosteri) based on ostrology of the pelvis. Marine Mammal Science.

Locket, N.A.; Norris, R.M, and McLennan, A. 2012 "Locket's 3D Anatomy Cutouts". McGraw-Hill Publ. Sydney.

Zammit, M., Norris, R.M., and Kear, B.P. 2010. The Australian Cretaceous ichthyosaur Platyptergius australis: a description and review of postcranial remains. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30:1726-1735.

Norris R. M., Henneberg M., Kuperavage A. and Eckhardt R. B. 2008. Koalas, Papionines and Humans : understanding variation and diversity in human evolution. Human Evolution, 22, (1-2): 59-66

Anderson, K.J., Henneberg, M. and Norris, R.M. Anatomy of the Nasal Profile. 2008. Journal of Anatomy, 213:210-216

Stephan, C.N., Norris, R.M. and Henneberg, M. (2005) Does sexual dimorphism in facial soft tissue depths justify sex distinction in craniofacial identification? Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50, 513-518

Coussens, A., Anson, T., Norris, R.M. & Henneberg, M. (2002) Sexual dimorphism in the robusticity of long bones of infants and young children. Anthropological Review, 65, 3-16.

Norris, R.M. (1999) Testing multiple species hypothesis on frogs. Perspectives in Biology, 4(1):51-64

Anatomy in motion: articulating vertebrate skeletons in a functional anatomy pose for teaching and public display. Please visit the Veterinary Teaching Building, Roseworthy Campus or the Abbie Museum of Anatomy, 1st Floor Medical School North, Frome Road, both at the University of Adelaide for examples.

School group tours of Abbie Museum of Anatomy.

School group visits highlighting vertebrate skeletal anatomy.

Presentations to CSIRO double helix group on "skulls and diet of mammals"

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Entry last updated: Sunday, 13 Jul 2014

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