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Patricia works in the Monash Science Centre at Monash University as an Emerita Professor and the Director of PrimeSCI!, a group that provides science education to primary and early secondary students as well as preschools, as well as developing curriculum and providing training for teachers. She also travels to exhibitions that highlight cutting edge research (Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction; Wildlife of Gondwana; Dinosaurs of Darkness; the Flow on Effect of Peter Trusler's Paleoreconstruction Art, etc.) which generates funding for university students and underwrites expeditionary work.

She is an elected member of the NY Explorers Club, and elected member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, an Honorary Researcher of Museum Victoria and the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and has gained more than 30 National Geographic Grants for field research in southern Africa, Siberia, Argentina, China, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

Patricia has written a number of research and popular books which have won awards including the Premier of Victoria's Science book of the year, the Eureka awards for science writing, and has published more than 200 scientific publications, including several in Science over the years.

She still teaches at undergraduate level, mentors graduate student projects and is involved in early childhood education projects in Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Namibia and Argentina.

Research area keywords

  • Field Work Saudi Arabia
  • Argentina
  • Timor-Leste
  • Namibia
  • Siberia
  • Phanerozoic and Precambrian Palaeobiology
  • Science Communication
  • Jurassic - Cretaceous Gondwana
  • Exhibitions (Wildlife of Gondwana
  • Dinosaurs of Darkness
  • etc.)
  • Ediacaran

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Projects 2000 2019

Research Output 1974 2018

16 Citations (Scopus)

A ~565 Ma old glaciation in the Ediacaran of peri-Gondwanan West Africa

Linnemann, U., Pidal, A. P., Hofmann, M., Drost, K., Quesada, C., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Gärtner, A., Zieger, J., Ulrich, J., Krause, R., Vickers-Rich, P. & Horak, J., Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Earth Sciences. 107, 3, p. 885-911 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A preliminary report on new Ediacaran fossils from Iran

Vickers-Rich, P., Soleimani, S., Farjandi, F., Zand, M., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Wilson, S. A., Cas, R. & Rich, T. H., 2018, In : Alcheringa. 42, 2, p. 230-243 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Early Cretaceous polar biotas of Victoria, southeastern Australia—an overview of research to date

Poropat, S. F., Martin, S. K., Tosolini, A. M. P., Wagstaff, B. E., Bean, L. B., Kear, B. P., Vickers-Rich, P. & Rich, T. H., 3 Apr 2018, In : Alcheringa. 42, 2, p. 157-229 73 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

The bone microstructure of polar "hypsilophodontid" dinosaurs from Victoria, Australia

Woodward, H. N., Rich, T. H. & Vickers-Rich, P., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 14 p., 1162.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Field workshop on the Ediacaran Nama Group of southern Namibia 21-25 August 2016, Windhoek to Fish River Canyon, Southern Namibia

Xiao, S., Vickers-Rich, P., Narbonne, G., Laflamme, M., Darroch, S., Kaufman, A. J. & Kriesfeld, L., 1 Oct 2017, In : Episodes. 40, 3, p. 259-261 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access