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Dr Kirstin Williams
Chief Curator


I am the Chief Curator of Arthropoda. I am responsible for overseeing the technical assistant in the entomology collection, making sure the entomology collection is properly curated and databased and undertaking relevant research.  I also assist with the other arthropod collections where needed. My area of research expertise is forensic entomology specifically forensically important flies. I have a research collaboration with Prof. Martin Villet at Rhodes University working on various aspects of forensic entomology and I am collaborating on a carcass decomposition study with Haemish Melville from UNISA.  Previous collaborations include work done with colleagues in Australia, Egypt and Poland on aspects of forensic entomology and maggot debridement therapy.


PhD Rhodes University 2009 - 2014

M.Sc Rhodes University 2001 - 2002

B.Sc(Hons) Rhodes University 2000

B.Sc Rhodes University 1997 - 1999

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