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Dr Matthew McCurry is a vertebrate palaeontologist and functional morphologist. His work focuses on understanding the behaviour, ecology and evolution of extinct species using the fossil record. Matthew incorporates fieldwork, descriptive palaeontology, comparative anatomy, 3D scanning and cutting-edge biomechanical simulations to discover new fossil species and gain new insights into how they once lived. He began working at the Australian Museum Research Institute and UNSW in 2017. Prior to this Matthew held fellowships at Monash University and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. He possesses an honours degree from The University of Newcastle and a PhD from Monash University.