Perry Beasley-Hall

Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Adelaide

Adelaide, SA

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I'm a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Adelaide currently working on the evolution of heat tolerance in subterranean beetles. During my PhD I used Australian burrowing cockroaches and their bacteria to discover the transition to underground lifestyles in these insects has repeatedly led to their bacterial genomes shrinking! I've previously worked on cave cricket phylogenetics and am interested in underground lifestyles, genetic parallelism, and entomology as a whole.

Outside of my PhD I have an interest in science outreach, particularly regarding representation of LGBT people and women in STEM. I spoke about the intersection of these two experiences as a lesbian in science at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2019. 

Perry identifies as lgbtqia+.