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Phil Bell
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Phil Bell
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Originally from Wollongong, I grew up fascinated by the natural world inspired by the likes of Sir David Attenborough and Sir Earnest Shackleton. I received my BSc and Honours at Macquarie University (Syd) and moved to Canada to do my PhD at the University of Alberta. There I fulfilled my dream of working on that ever-captivating group of extinct animals, the dinosaurs. I received my first appointment as the head palaeontologist in charge of building the new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie, Alberta, where I headed-up the exhibit design team and led research on the local dinosaur fauna. In 2013, I was appointed as a lecturer in earth sciences at the University of New England where I currently reside. My research focuses on broad aspects of dinosaur biology and ecology in Lightning Ridge (NSW; ARC DECRA funded research), Mongolia, and western Canada where I co-lead the Boreal Alberta Dinosaur Project
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