Dr Catalina Pimiento

Dr Catalina Pimiento

Senior Lecturer, Biosciences

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Office - 140
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Pimiento is a researcher at Swansea University investigating the ecology and evolution of marine megafauna in deep time using the fossil record. She is particularly interested in shark’s long-term diversity dynamics, extinction and conservation. Catalina is a recipient of a PRIMA fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and she spends part of her time in the Paleontology Institute and Museum at the University of Zurich.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Vertebrate palaeontology
  • Macroecology
  • Conservation Paleobiology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Catalina is trained in Science Education and in Curriculum and Instruction and has published papers on the design and implementation of cutting-edge learning tools. She feels strongly about delivering transformative and authentic teaching experiences and about engaging women in science.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations