Dr Mary-Anne Binnie

Collection Manager Palaeontology

+61 8 8207 7457


Mary-Anne joined the Museum in 2010 as Assistant Collection Manager in Palaeontology.  In 2012, she became Collection Manager in Palaeontology.


Research Interests  

Mary-Anne is enrolled as a part-time PhD student at the University of South Australia studying micropalaeontology and invertebrate palaeontology – with a focus on elaborating current understandings of Holocene sea-level changes in the South Australian gulf waters using fossil benthic foraminifera as palaeo-environmental indicators.


Current Research Projects

Application of benthic foraminifera to infer Holocene sea level changes in Northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia.  M. Binnie.  Ongoing PhD project.


Professional Associations

  • Member, Australian Quaternary Association

  • Member, Flinders University Palaeontology Society

  • Member,Geological Society of South Australia



  • B Ed (Geology), University of South Australia (1991)
  • PhD study (part-time), University of South Australia (current)


Community Engagement

Binnie, M. (2012).  Fossil preparation activities.  PalaeoWeek 2012, South Australian Museum. 24 March–01 April 2012.

Binnie, M. (2012).  Inspiring Australia - Megafauna Makeover workshop. Magill Training Centre. 29–30 May 2012.

Binnie, M. (2012).  Inspiring Australia - Megafauna Makeover workshop. Collinsville Station. 28 October 2012.

Binnie, M. (2012).  Inspiring Australia - Megafauna Makeover workshop. Collinsville Station. 09 December 2012.

Binnie, M. (2012).  Fossil preparation activities. Fossil Fest 2013, South Australian Museum. 20–21 April 2013.



  1. Nash, G., Binnie, M., and Cann, J. (2010). Distribution of foraminifera and ostracods in the Onkaparinga Estuary, South Australia.  Australian Journal of Earth Science 57: 901–910.
  2. Binnie, M. and Cann, J. (2010). A record of Holocene benthic foraminifera in Vibrocore SG# 279, Spencer Gulf, South Australia.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 134: 147–157.
  3. Binnie, M. N. and Cann, J. H. (2008). The distribution of foraminifera in Gulf St Vincent - indicators of sea-level change in Shepherd, S. A. , Bryars, S., Kirkegaard, I., Harbison, P., and Jennings, J.T. (eds) Natural History of Gulf St. Vincent 8, p. 496.  Adelaide: Royal Society of South Australia Inc.