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Dr Liz Weldon



Associate Head of School (International)


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2006
Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1999

+61 3 925 17191


Liz completed her PhD in palaeontology at Deakin University, and is now a lecturer in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Liz is also involved in the development of the School's international teaching and research profile in her role as Associate Head of School (International). Liz travels to Wuhan annually to teach in the Sino Foreign Partnership Program with Hubei University.

From 2004-2006 Liz was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. Liz continues to collaborate on research with colleagues there, and at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (CAS). Liz's primary research interests are on the systematics, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of Guadalupian (Middle Permian) brachiopods, molluscs and conulariids. 

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Research interests

Systematics of Permian marine invertebrates

Permian of the Southern Sydney Basin
Permian marine biogeography

Teaching interests

Palaeontology and History of Life
Earth Science
Physical Geography
Fluvial Geomorphology

Units taught


First year - SLE102 Physical Geography (Lecturer @ Hubei University)


Third Year - SLE395 Earth Environments and Climate Interpretation, Project supervision

Honours - Project supervision

PhD - Project supervision


First year - Water Science/Physical Environment/Ecology and the Environment/The Evolving Earth/Life on an Evolving Planet

Second year - Society and the Environment/Integrated Environmental Management/Palaeoenvironmental Analysis/Biogeography/Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Third Year - Integrated Catchment Management/Urban Ecology/Geomorphology/Coastal Management/Global Geology/Geological Field Mapping/Geology Study Tour South Island New Zealand/Environmental Science Study Tour China.

Masters/PhD - Conversational English (China University of Earth Sciences)

Knowledge areas

Palaeontology – Permian marine invertebrates (brachiopods, molluscs, conulariids)
Earth Science

Environmental Science


Secretariat, Executive Committee Member, Editor of Proceedings, 6th International Brachiopod Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

Executive Committee Member, 2nd International Palaeontological Congress,
Beijing, China, 2006

Field Excursion Leader, 1st International Palaeontological Congress,
Sydney, Australia. Co-leader with Prof. G.R.Shi - Permian stratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeontology of the southern Sydney Basin, eastern Australia, 2001

Professional activities

International Partnership Coordinator - Deakin University/Hubei University (2017-)

Honorary Secretary  -  Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (2010-2012)

Honorary Editor – Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (2006-2010)

Victorian Coordinator – Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (2009)


VC team Award for "Our Communities", for the International Young Environmentalists Challenge, Deakin University, 2021

Deakin Fellowship for Internationalisation, Deakin University, 2019

Award for Excellence in Learning for teaching in the Cloud Campus: Deakin University, 2016

Award for Excellence in Teaching for developing students as self directed learners: Deakin University, 2014

PhD Scholarship: Australian Postgraduate Award, 2000-2003

Postgraduate Research Award for Commitment and High Achievement in Research: Deakin University, 2001

The Ralph Segnit Award for the Encouragement of Early Career Researchers: Deakin University, 2000


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Early Devonian Ostracoda from the Norton Gully Sandstone, southeastern Australia

Tamara Camilleri, Elizabeth Weldon, Mark Warne

(2023), pp. 1-13, Alcheringa: an Australian journal of palaeontology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Review of the type material for two Palaeozoic ostracod species from southeast Australia

T Camilleri, E Weldon, M Warne

(2022), pp. 1-3, Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The palaeoenvironmental and palaeobiogeographical significance of the Late Permian deep-water brachiopod fauna from Dongpan, South China, including descriptions of Micromartinia He & Weldon gen. nov. (Micromartiniidae He & Weldon fam. nov.) and Minutomarginifera nom. nov.

Weihong He, Elizabeth Weldon, Tinglu Yang, Han Wang, Yifan Xiao, Huiting Wu, Kexin Zhang, Yongbiao Wang, Shunbao Wu

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 885-909, Journal of systematic palaeontology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Revision of the ostracod genus Velibeyrichia Henningsmoen, 1954 from the Silurian and Lower Devonian of North America

T Camilleri, M Warne, D Holloway, E Weldon

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 511-522, Alcheringa, C1

journal article

Prelude of benthic community collapse during the end-Permian mass extinction in siliciclastic offshore sub-basin: Brachiopod evidence from South China

H Wu, W He, E Weldon

(2018), Vol. 163, pp. 158-170, Global and planetary change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Permian brachiopod genera on type species of China

Shuzhong Shen, Yugan Jin, Yan Zhang, E Weldon

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 651-882, Phanerozoic brachiopod genera of China, Beijing, China, B1

book chapter

Palaeobiogeographic distribution patterns and processes of neochonetes and fusichonetes (brachiopoda) in the late palaeozoic and earliest mesozoic

H Wu, W He, Y Zhang, T Yang, Y Xiao, B Chen, E Weldon

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 508-518, Palaeoworld, Amsterdam, The Netherland, C1

journal article

Zoophycos composite ichnofabrics and tiers from the Permian neritic facies in South China and south-eastern Australia

Y Gong, G Shi, L Zhang, E Weldon

(2010), Vol. 43, pp. 182-196, Lethaia : an international journal of paleontology and stratigraphy, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal article

Pyrite framboids interpreted as microbial colonies within the Permian Zoophycos spreiten from southeastern Australia

Y Gong, G Shi, E Weldon, Y Du, Y Xu

(2008), Vol. 145, pp. 95-103, Geological magazine, Cambridge, England, C1

journal article

Permian stratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeontology of the Southern Sydney Basin, South-east Australia : a field excursion guide (2007 version) : Proceedings of the 2008 Permian of Gondwana and the southern Sydney Basin, SE Australia 2008 Symposium and Field Workshop

G Shi, E Weldon

(2008), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

A Late Permian to Early Triassic bivalve fauna from the Dongpan Section, Southern Guangxi, South China

W He, Q Feng, E Weldon, S Gu, Y Meng, F Zhang, S Wu

(2007), Vol. 81, pp. 1009-1019, Journal of paleontology, Boulder, Colorado, C1-1

journal article

Pyrite framboids showing pseudomorphisms of microbial colonies within the permian Zoophycos spreiten from Southeastern Australia

Yiming Gong, Guang Shi, Elizabeth Weldon, Bin Hu, Yongan Qi, Guocheng Zhang

(2007), Vol. 18, pp. 373-375, JOURNAL OF CHINA UNIVERSITY OF GEOSCIENCES, PEOPLES R CHINA, China Univ Geol Sci, Wuhan, E1-1


Global distribution of permian conulariids and palaeobiogeographical implications

E Weldon, G Shi

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 791-802, Gondwana research, Osaka, Japan, C1

journal article

Permian stratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeontology of the southern Sydney Basin, eastern Australia : pre-4 field excursion guidebook

G Shi, E Weldon

(2002), Burwood, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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