Kyle submitted his PhD thesis in 2019. He commenced his PhD in early 2016 in the MEEP Lab and at the Australian Museum. He is using a genetic approach to study the evolution and phylogeography of two commonly traded Australian cockatoo species (red-tailed black-cockatoo and pink cockatoo) and an introduced invasive bird (common myna). Since early 2018 he has been based primarily in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A list of Kyle’s publications can be found on Google Scholar.



Awards and honours

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2016
  • University of Sydney Merit Award, 2016
  • Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award, BirdLife Australia, 2016
  • Registration Reimbursement Award, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference, 2016
  • Finalist, Fresh Science NSW, 2016
  • Student scholarship award, Society for Wildlife Forensic Science Meeting, 2015
  • Top ’25 under 25′, triple j Annual, 2015
  • Best student poster, Genetics Society of AustralAsia conference, 2014
  • Kyle samples some specimens of the red-tailed black-cockatoo.