Current Committee Role:
Co-opted Member: Web and Comms Support Officer
I am the Collections Manager for fossil vertebrates at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. I joined the museum in 2014, after working in several collections-based roles at the Natural History Museum in London, the Sedgwick Museum and the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge.
My current job at OUMNH is fantastic because it is hugely varied. In addition to the usual curatorial duties such as enquiries, loans and research visits, I help out with public engagement, outreach (I attend the Yorkshire Fossil Festival every year), exhibitions and events.
At university I studied biological sciences, and was particularly interested in evolution, which is how my love of palaeontology began. I did a PhD on plesiosaurs, and after realising that I wanted to become a curator, followed this up with a PGDip in Museum Studies. I have done palaeontological fieldwork in various sites across the UK, South Africa and the USA.
I have been a co-opted Member of the GCG committee since 2017.