Dr Jacqueline Nguyen

Research Associate

College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am interested in the systematics, taxonomy, morphology, and evolution of fossil and modern Australasian birds. My research focuses on the origins, evolution, and diversity of passerines, which make up over half of all living birds. I work on fossil passerines and am a member of the Bird 10,000 Genomes Consortium.

In 2020 I joined Flinders University as an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow. I am currently based part-time at Flinders and part-time at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences), UNSW Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours Class 1), UNSW Sydney
Honours, awards and grants

Recent awards and grants:

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE200101222), Australian Research Council (2020)
  • Theo Murphy Initiative Fund, Australian Academy of Science (2019)
  • Australian Museum Foundation Grant (2019)
  • Betty Mayne Scientific Research Fund for Earth Sciences, Linnean Society of New South Wales (2018)
  • Chadwick Biodiversity Fellowship, Australian Museum (2015)
  • Australian Bird Study Association Fund for Avian Research (2015)
Topic lecturer
BIOL3703 Vertebrate Palaeontology
BIOL2706 Vertebrate Form and Function
Supervisory interests
Vertebrate palaeontology
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Avian palaeontology (1), Avian evolution (1)