Miss Emma Bernard

Miss Emma Bernard

Curator of Palaeobiology

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
Contact: email
Fossil Fish blog
https://www.researchgate.net

Summary

A dedicated museum professional with over eight years of experience working on natural science collections in small local authority, large regional and national museums. I have experience in collection management, documentation, SPECTRUM standards, policy development, collection re-storage, digitization, exhibition design and interpretation and outreach. Curatorial responsibilities: Currently responsible for the Fossil Fish Section. Oversee visitors to the section, dealing with inquiries, loans, destructive sampling and exhibition requests. Documentation and digitisation of the collection and part of the eMesozoic digitisation group. Part of the curation team for the off-site store and pest monitor. I manage four volunteers who are working on working on various curation projects in the collection and a small team of volunteers who are working on picking microvertebrates from residue from Woodeaton Quarry, Oxford. I participate and lead in a number of out reach events every year, such as the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Scarborough Fossil Festival and Science Uncovered. Regularly take part in collection enhancing fieldwork all around the world; America, Morocco, France and have lead teams to Woodeaton Quarry, Oxfordshire.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Leciester, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

MSc, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2007

B.Sc (Honours), University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2006

Employment history

Academic

Curator of Palaeobiology, Natural History Museum, Earth Science, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

Assistant Curator of Biology, York Museums Trust, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Documentation Assistant, York Museums Trust, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Committees

Other, Palaeontographical Society, 2014 - on going.

Other, Natural Sciences Collections Association, 2013 - 2016.

Other, Geological Curators Group, 2013 - on going.

Member, Natural Sciences Curators Association, 2013 - on going.

Other, Geological Curators Group, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Hughes ZE, Bernard EL (2016) Natural History Museum, London stories from the collections. More to Mantell than dinosaurs, In: The Munich Show / Mineralientage München Theme Book: Hidden Treasures of the Museums English Edition, Wachholtz Murmann Publishers : 136 - 139.

Brewer P, Stevens L, Bernard E, Chapman S, Steel L, Smith D, Clery M (null) eMesozoic: digitising historical palaeontological collections. Lyell Meeting 2016 - Palaeoinformatics - The Geological Society, 93 3 - 9 3 3

Bernard EL, Smith M (2016) Arthur Smith Woodward's fossil fish type specimens. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 430 (1) : 87 - 88. doi: 10.1144/SP430.14

Bernard E, Brewer P, Wills S, Ward D, Parraga J (2015) Update on work from Woodeaton Quarry, Oxford, UK and the use of volunteers in large scale collection projects.. Presented at Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy.

Ward D, Richter M, Popov E, Bernard E (2015) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa. Presented at 74th Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Bernard E, Ward D, Popov E, Richter M (2014) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa.. Presented at North African Vertrbrate Palaeontology Second International Congress.

Bernard E, Richter M, Ward D, Wills S (2013) The NHM rescue dig at Woodeaton Quarry Oxfordshire.. Presented at 57th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association.

Bernard EL, Ruta M, Tarver JE, Benton MJ (2010) The Fossil Record of Early Tetrapods: Worker Effort and the End-Permian Mass Extinction. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55 (2) : 229 - 239. doi: 10.4202/app.2009.0025

Bernard E, Bernard (2009) Ice Age Fossils in Worcester City Museums' Natural History Collection. null :

Contributed Publications

Ward D, Richter M, Popov E, Bernard E (2015) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa. Presented at 74th Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Bernard E, Ward D, Popov E, Richter M (2014) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa.. Presented at North African Vertrbrate Palaeontology Second International Congress.

Invited and keynote speaker

eMesozoic: an alternative approach to digitising palaeontological collections, SPNHC 2016: 22/6/2016.

Public Engagement

External activities

Sheffield Schools Day, Sheffield University, Sheffield, 28/11/2012

Ilford Mammoth Festival, London, 2014 - 2014.

Internal activities

Nature Live, 20/1/2017

Nature Live, 31/1/2014

Introduction

Summary

A dedicated museum professional with over eight years of experience working on natural science collections in small local authority, large regional and national museums. I have experience in collection management, documentation, SPECTRUM standards, policy development, collection re-storage, digitization, exhibition design and interpretation and outreach. Curatorial responsibilities: Currently responsible for the Fossil Fish Section. Oversee visitors to the section, dealing with inquiries, loans, destructive sampling and exhibition requests. Documentation and digitisation of the collection and part of the eMesozoic digitisation group. Part of the curation team for the off-site store and pest monitor. I manage four volunteers who are working on working on various curation projects in the collection and a small team of volunteers who are working on picking microvertebrates from residue from Woodeaton Quarry, Oxford. I participate and lead in a number of out reach events every year, such as the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Scarborough Fossil Festival and Science Uncovered. Regularly take part in collection enhancing fieldwork all around the world; America, Morocco, France and have lead teams to Woodeaton Quarry, Oxfordshire.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Leciester, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

MSc, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2007

B.Sc (Honours), University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2006

Employment history

Academic

Curator of Palaeobiology, Natural History Museum, Earth Science, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

Assistant Curator of Biology, York Museums Trust, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Documentation Assistant, York Museums Trust, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Professional activities

Committees

Other, Palaeontographical Society, 2014 - on going.

Other, Natural Sciences Collections Association, 2013 - 2016.

Other, Geological Curators Group, 2013 - on going.

Member, Natural Sciences Curators Association, 2013 - on going.

Other, Geological Curators Group, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Hughes ZE, Bernard EL (2016) Natural History Museum, London stories from the collections. More to Mantell than dinosaurs, In: The Munich Show / Mineralientage München Theme Book: Hidden Treasures of the Museums English Edition, Wachholtz Murmann Publishers : 136 - 139.

Brewer P, Stevens L, Bernard E, Chapman S, Steel L, Smith D, Clery M (null) eMesozoic: digitising historical palaeontological collections. Lyell Meeting 2016 - Palaeoinformatics - The Geological Society, 93 3 - 9 3 3

Bernard EL, Smith M (2016) Arthur Smith Woodward's fossil fish type specimens. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 430 (1) : 87 - 88. doi: 10.1144/SP430.14

Bernard E, Brewer P, Wills S, Ward D, Parraga J (2015) Update on work from Woodeaton Quarry, Oxford, UK and the use of volunteers in large scale collection projects.. Presented at Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy.

Ward D, Richter M, Popov E, Bernard E (2015) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa. Presented at 74th Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Bernard E, Ward D, Popov E, Richter M (2014) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa.. Presented at North African Vertrbrate Palaeontology Second International Congress.

Bernard E, Richter M, Ward D, Wills S (2013) The NHM rescue dig at Woodeaton Quarry Oxfordshire.. Presented at 57th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association.

Bernard EL, Ruta M, Tarver JE, Benton MJ (2010) The Fossil Record of Early Tetrapods: Worker Effort and the End-Permian Mass Extinction. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55 (2) : 229 - 239. doi: 10.4202/app.2009.0025

Bernard E, Bernard (2009) Ice Age Fossils in Worcester City Museums' Natural History Collection. null :

Contributed Publications

Ward D, Richter M, Popov E, Bernard E (2015) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa. Presented at 74th Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Bernard E, Ward D, Popov E, Richter M (2014) The first holomorphic fossil chimaeroid fish (Chondrichthyes, Holocephali) from Africa.. Presented at North African Vertrbrate Palaeontology Second International Congress.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

eMesozoic: an alternative approach to digitising palaeontological collections, SPNHC 2016: 22/6/2016.

Public Engagement

External activities

Sheffield Schools Day, Sheffield University, Sheffield, 28/11/2012

Ilford Mammoth Festival, London, 2014 - 2014.

Internal activities

Nature Live, 20/1/2017

Nature Live, 31/1/2014