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Biographical entry Lambkin, Christine

Entomologist and Scientific illustrator


Christine Lambkin is an entomologist whose research interests are in the systematics, evolution, taxonomy, and biodiversity of Diptera, particularly beeflies (Bombyliidae) and stiletto flies (Therevidae). After a number of years as a teacher and scientific illustrator, Lambkin became Curator of Entomology at the Queensland Museum in 2006, responsible for the Museum's collections of Diptera (flies), Coleoptera (beetles), Orthoptera (grasshoppers), Hemiptera (bugs), Phasmatodea (stick insects), and a number of smaller insect orders. She has been involved in numerous surveys throughout Queensland, and led the development of the Museum's Backyard Explorer program to assess the success of efforts to improve local biodiversity. Lambkin has served as President of the Entomological Society of Queensland.



1971 -
Career position - Member, Entomological Society of Queensland
Education - BSc, University of Queensland
Education - DipEd, University of Queensland
1977 - 1984
Career position - Science teacher, Sydney and Brisbane
1986 - 1995
Career position - Scientific Illustrator
1992 - 2001
Career position - Scientific Illustrator, Queensland Museum
1993 - 1995
Career position - Scientific Illustrator, CSIRO Division of Entomology, Long Pocket, Queensland
Education - Certificate of Visual Art & Design, Queensland College of Art
1995 - 1996
Career position - Scientific Illustrator and Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Queensland
Education - PhD, University of Queensland
2001 - 2005
Career position - Post-doctoral Fellow, CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra
2003 - 2006
Career position - Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Entomology
2006 -
Career position - Curator of Entomology, Queensland Museum
Career position - President, Entomological Society of Queensland
Award - Honorary Member, Entomological Society of Queensland

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  • Turco, Federica, 'Dr Christine Lambkin, Honorary Member nomination', Entomological Society of Queensland News Bulletin, 43 (6) (2015), 106-8. Details


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