Fion Waisum Ma
Vertebrate palaeontology research
Evolution, Dinosaurs, Digital visualisation, Biomechanics
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Postdoctoral fellow. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (staring in late 2022)
Research associate. Beipiao Pterosaur Museum of China (2020-)
PhD. Earth Sciences (Palaeobiology). University of Birmingham (2019-). Supervisors: Stephan Lautenschlager (primary), Richard Butler, Michael Pittman.
MScR. Palaeontology and Geobiology. The University of Edinburgh (2018). Supervisors: Stephen Brusatte (primary), Junchang Lü.
BSc. Geology and Ecology & Biodiversity. The University of Hong Kong (2017). Supervisors: Michael Pittman (primary), Xing Xu.
Address: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I am a vertebrate palaeontologist from Hong Kong, and currently a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. I will be joining the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC, USA) in late 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher. I study dinosaurs, particularly the biology of oviraptorosaurs and dietary evolution of dinosaurs. I use digital and biomechanical techniques to study the form and function of animals.
Fion Waisum Ma 馬慧芯
PhD candidate in Palaeobiology
University of Birmingham
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (starting in late 2022)