Dean of Research
John Curtin Distinguished Professor Kate Trinajstic started in her new role as Dean of Research of the Faculty of Science and Engineering in February 2018. Prior to taking up this role, she was Deputy Dean of Research for the Faculty and HDR Coordinator for the School of Molecular Life Sciences. Kate commenced at Curtin University in 2009 as a Curtin Research Fellow and then as an ARC QE11 Fellow. From 2015 to 2018 she served on the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts. Kate is a recipient of the Malcolm McIntosh Award for Physical Sciences, one of the Australian Prime Ministerial Awards and also the Dorothy Hill Award in Palaeontology by the Australian Academy of Sciences.
Prior to her arrival at Curtin University, Kate held a research fellowship in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia (2000-2008). Kate has an Honours degree in Biology from Murdoch University and was awarded a PhD in Geology from the University of Western Australia, (2000) for her thesis on “Microvertebrates from the Gneudna Formation”.