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Dr Han Hu

Research Member of Common Room

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Department of Earth Science

Han obtained her PhD in Paleontology and Stratigraphy from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. After that, she was awarded the UNE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and worked in the Zoology Division, University of New England, Australia from 2018 to 2020. She is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford.

Han’s major research area is the origin and early evolution of birds, mainly focusing on fossil birds and closely related dinosaurs from Mesozoic Jehol and Yanliao fossil assemblages from China, which have revealed unprecedented data on the remarkable dinosaur-bird transition. Her current project is using 3D morphometrics and statistical comparative methods to reveal the habit ecology during the dinosaur-bird transition – how those lovely Mesozoic birds and their feathered dinosaurian relatives lived.