Current Committee Role:
I am Curator of Fossil Invertebrates (Brachiopods and Fossil Cephalopods) at the Natural History Museum in London. Here I am responsible for the care of a diverse collection (in terms of taxonomy, specimen preservation and type) of around 9000 drawers of specimens. I am also responsible for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the department and participate in outreach events both inside and outside the Museum; I'm a regular at Lyme Regis and love doing Nature Lives and my Dinosnores science show on octopuses. For the past couple of years I have been coordinating the Collections Seminar Series, a task that has set me up well for being the Programme Secretary of the GCG. I've only been on the committee for a year but have learnt a lot and really enjoy working with a group of like minded people from my sector.
At University I studied Zoology with molluscs being my first love. I did my MSc at Imperial with the NHM which is where my love of fossils (especially ammonites) took off. I enjoy doing fieldwork, especially if there's clay involved! so far while at the NHM I have done fieldwork in the UK in various locations, Morocco and China.
You can see my NHM staff profile here.