Research Assistant Professor
I’m a multi-disciplinary vertebrate palaeontologist from HK. I earned a BSc in Geology from UCL in 2006 before progressing to an MSc in Geoscience (Palaeobiology) in 2007. I pursued a PhD on ‘The Evolution and Biomechanics of Dinosaurian Tails’ with Prof. Paul Upchurch and Prof. John R Hutchinson (RVC) completing in 2012.
My primary research interests are: (1) D Much of my work focuses on Chinese feathered dinosaurs (e.g. Anchiornis and Jianianhualong) as well as fieldwork localities in Inner Mongolia (e.g. Linheraptor) and Xinjiang.
I lead HKU's Vertebrate Palaeontology Laboratory which includes four PhD students, a number of undergraduate and Master's students as well as research associates including Honorary Professor Prof. Xu Xing (IVPP, China). I produced and teach HKU's free online course Dinosaur Ecosystems, a finalist for the 2018 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
Talented prospective students and postdoctoral fellows with shared research interests are welcome to enquire about opportunities in my lab.