From centre stage to the prehistoric age

11 August 2021

For a dinosaur-obsessed boy who always wanted to be a doctor, life has certainly delivered – but not in quite the way he expected.

UQ PhD candidate Tim Richards has nearly finished his Doctor of Philosophy and he’s played the role of doctor several times on stage, but his current ‘practice’ involves repairing bones found in dirt rather than the human body.

Yes, this ‘dramatic dinosaur doctor’ is performing a role that many would cherish, chasing our paleo past from the vantage of the present.

“I’ve always had a great curiosity about why the world is like it is today,” Richards said.

“And with my research I’ve been able to discover some interesting facts that have shaped the planet. I really enjoy learning.”

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