Dr Emily Roycroft is a Research Fellow at the ANU Research School of Biology.

Dr Roycroft is an evolutionary biologist who primarily focuses on the origin, evolution and genetics of Australia’s native mammals. She has particular expertise in the evolution and diversity of native Australian rodents. In 2021, Dr Roycroft’s research resulted in the ‘resurrection’ of the previously extinct Australian Gould’s mouse.

Dr Roycroft is regularly consulted for expert comment in print and online media, and has extensive experience with live radio.

Fields of expertise



Mice surprise: researchers discover new native mammal species

Australia can lay claim to two new species of native rodent thanks to a study from The Australian…

23 February 2024

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