Kimberley "Kimi" Chapelle
PSSA Communications Officer
I am a vertebrate palaeontologist from South Africa, currently doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University. Plant eating dinosaurs are my favourite, especially the baby ones! My research has mainly focused on basal sauropodomorphs, the ancestors to well-loved giants like Diplodocus. Using a multidisciplinary approach that includes CTscanning, osteohistology (looking at bones under a microscope), functional and comparative anatomy, statistics and more, I explore how these creatures grow, move and evolve.