Dr Pip Brewer

Dr Philippa Brewer

Curator, Fossil Mammals

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology

Specialisms

Collections management, Fossil wombats

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney

M.Sci., University College London, London

Employment history

Academic

Curator of Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom, 2012 - 2013

Documentation Project Assistant, The British Museum, United Kingdom, 2012 - 2012

Associate Lecturer in Geology, The Open University, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2012

Curator of Mesozoic and Tertiary Mammals, Natural History Museum, London, Palaeontology Department, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2010

Curator/Documentation Officer of African Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum, London, Palaeontology Department, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2008

Lab Assistant / Demonstrator in Human Anatomy, University College London, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2007

Weekend Service Manager (Library Services), University College London, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008

Senior Library Assistant, University College London, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2007

Publications

Bernard E, Ward D, Brewer P, Wills S (2017) The Natural History Museum, London, rescue dig at Woodeaton Quarry, Oxfordshire - an update.. Presented at Palaeontological Association.

Bernard E, Ward D, Brewer P, Wills S, Párraga J (2016) A diverse new Late Bathonian microvertebrate assemblage from Woodeaton Quarry, Oxfordshire, UK. Presented at Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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 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.

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand SJ, Abel R (2015) New genus of primitive wombat (Vombatidae, Marsupialia) from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area (Queensland, Australia). PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 18 (1) :

Beck R, Louys J, Brewer P (null) The skull and skeleton of a larger-bodied diprotodontian marsupial from the late Oligocene of central Australia and the origin of wombats. 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Palaeontology, http://vertpaleo.org/Annual-Meeting/Future-Past-Meetings/SVP-74th-Annual-Meeting-Summary.aspx

Brewer P (2014) Tooth function in wombats. Insights from new taxa from the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in northwestern Queensland. 4th International Palaeontological Congress,

Brewer PIP (2013) Treasures from the library. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 95 (3) : 116 - 116. doi: 10.1308/147363506X149579

Brewer P (2012) Treasures from the Museum. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 94 (9) : 328 - 328. doi: 10.1308/147363512X13448516927062

Morales J, Brewer P, Pickford M (2010) Carnivores (Creodonta and Carnivora) from the basal middle Miocene of Gebel Zelten, Libya, with a note on a large amphicyonid from the middle Miocene of Ngorora, Kenya. Bulletin of the Tethys Geological Society,

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S, Godthelp H (2009) A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF PRIMITIVE WOMBAT (MARSUPIALIA) FROM THE RIVERSLEIGH WORLD HERITAGE PROPERTY IN NORTHWESTERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 29 : 69A - 69A.

Munt M, Hooker JJ, Brewer P (2009) ‘That lower jaw’ and the contribution of William Darwin Fox to the discovery of Eocene mammals from the Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society, 24 : 36 - 41.

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S (2008) Additional specimens of the oldest wombat Rhizophascolonus crowcrofti (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from the Wipajiri Formation, South Australia: an intermediate morphology?. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28 (4) : 1144 - 1148. doi: 10.1671/0272-4634-28.4.1144

Brewer P, Currant A (2008) Inside the cupboards of the African fossil mammal collection at the Natural History Museum (London). 52nd Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association , University of Glasgow. Abstracts. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 69 : 46 - 46.

Brewer PHILIPPA, Archer MICHAEL, Hand SUZANNE, Godthelp HENK (2007) A NEW SPECIES OF THE WOMBAT WARENDJA FROM LATE MIOCENE DEPOSITS AT RIVERSLEIGH, NORTH-WEST QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. Palaeontology, 50 (4) : 811 - 828. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00678.x

Brewer P (2007) New record of Warendja wakefieldi (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 31 (2) : 153 - 171. doi: 10.1080/03115510701305132

Brewer P (2007) Additional specimens of Rhizophascolonus crowcrofti (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from the Wipajiri Formation, South Australia. London Evolutionary Research Network (LERN) conference in London,

Archer MICHAEL, Arena DERRICKA, Bassarova MINA, Beck ROBINMD, Black KAREN, Boles WALTERE, Brewer PHILLIPA, Cooke BERNARDN, Crosby KIRSTEN, Gillespie ANNA, Godthelp HENK, Hand SUZANNEJ, Kear BENJAMINP, Louys JULIEN, Morrell ADAM, Muirhead JEANETTE, Roberts KARENK, Scanlon JOHND, Travouillon KENNYJ, Wroe STEPHEN (2006) Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 30 (sup1) : 1 - 17. doi: 10.1080/03115510609506851

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S, Godthelp H (2005) A new genus and species of primitive wombat from the Riversleigh World Heritage Property in northwestern Queensland, Australia. 53rd Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy,

Brewer P (2003) Fossil wombats. 56 : 9 - 11.

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S, Godthelp H (2003) Oligo-Miocene wombats from the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in northwestern Queensland. Conference for Australasian Vertebrate Evolution and Palaeontology,

Brewer P, Stevens L, Bernard E, Chapman S, Steel L, Taylor A, Douglas L, Godfrey D, Taylor F, Blagoderov V, Hudson L, Smith D, Clery M (null) eMesozoic: an alternative approach to digitising palaeontological collections. 31st Annual Meeting of Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 206 6 - 20 6 6

Courses taught

MSc: Data Collection for museum collections (part of Applied Biodiversity Course)

2/2017.

MSc: Data Collection for museum collections (part of Applied Biodiversity Course)
2/2016.

Invited and keynote speaker

eMesozoic: British Fossils in the Digital Age, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology: Salt Lake City, 27/10/2016.

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

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney

M.Sci., University College London, London

Employment history

Academic

Curator of Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom, 2012 - 2013

Documentation Project Assistant, The British Museum, United Kingdom, 2012 - 2012

Associate Lecturer in Geology, The Open University, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2012

Curator of Mesozoic and Tertiary Mammals, Natural History Museum, London, Palaeontology Department, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2010

Curator/Documentation Officer of African Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum, London, Palaeontology Department, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2008

Lab Assistant / Demonstrator in Human Anatomy, University College London, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2007

Weekend Service Manager (Library Services), University College London, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008

Senior Library Assistant, University College London, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2007

Publications

Publications

Bernard E, Ward D, Brewer P, Wills S (2017) The Natural History Museum, London, rescue dig at Woodeaton Quarry, Oxfordshire - an update.. Presented at Palaeontological Association.

Bernard E, Ward D, Brewer P, Wills S, Párraga J (2016) A diverse new Late Bathonian microvertebrate assemblage from Woodeaton Quarry, Oxfordshire, UK. Presented at Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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 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.

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand SJ, Abel R (2015) New genus of primitive wombat (Vombatidae, Marsupialia) from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area (Queensland, Australia). PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 18 (1) :

Beck R, Louys J, Brewer P (null) The skull and skeleton of a larger-bodied diprotodontian marsupial from the late Oligocene of central Australia and the origin of wombats. 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Palaeontology, http://vertpaleo.org/Annual-Meeting/Future-Past-Meetings/SVP-74th-Annual-Meeting-Summary.aspx

Brewer P (2014) Tooth function in wombats. Insights from new taxa from the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in northwestern Queensland. 4th International Palaeontological Congress,

Brewer PIP (2013) Treasures from the library. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 95 (3) : 116 - 116. doi: 10.1308/147363506X149579

Brewer P (2012) Treasures from the Museum. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 94 (9) : 328 - 328. doi: 10.1308/147363512X13448516927062

Morales J, Brewer P, Pickford M (2010) Carnivores (Creodonta and Carnivora) from the basal middle Miocene of Gebel Zelten, Libya, with a note on a large amphicyonid from the middle Miocene of Ngorora, Kenya. Bulletin of the Tethys Geological Society,

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S, Godthelp H (2009) A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF PRIMITIVE WOMBAT (MARSUPIALIA) FROM THE RIVERSLEIGH WORLD HERITAGE PROPERTY IN NORTHWESTERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 29 : 69A - 69A.

Munt M, Hooker JJ, Brewer P (2009) ‘That lower jaw’ and the contribution of William Darwin Fox to the discovery of Eocene mammals from the Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society, 24 : 36 - 41.

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S (2008) Additional specimens of the oldest wombat Rhizophascolonus crowcrofti (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from the Wipajiri Formation, South Australia: an intermediate morphology?. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28 (4) : 1144 - 1148. doi: 10.1671/0272-4634-28.4.1144

Brewer P, Currant A (2008) Inside the cupboards of the African fossil mammal collection at the Natural History Museum (London). 52nd Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association , University of Glasgow. Abstracts. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 69 : 46 - 46.

Brewer PHILIPPA, Archer MICHAEL, Hand SUZANNE, Godthelp HENK (2007) A NEW SPECIES OF THE WOMBAT WARENDJA FROM LATE MIOCENE DEPOSITS AT RIVERSLEIGH, NORTH-WEST QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. Palaeontology, 50 (4) : 811 - 828. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00678.x

Brewer P (2007) New record of Warendja wakefieldi (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 31 (2) : 153 - 171. doi: 10.1080/03115510701305132

Brewer P (2007) Additional specimens of Rhizophascolonus crowcrofti (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from the Wipajiri Formation, South Australia. London Evolutionary Research Network (LERN) conference in London,

Archer MICHAEL, Arena DERRICKA, Bassarova MINA, Beck ROBINMD, Black KAREN, Boles WALTERE, Brewer PHILLIPA, Cooke BERNARDN, Crosby KIRSTEN, Gillespie ANNA, Godthelp HENK, Hand SUZANNEJ, Kear BENJAMINP, Louys JULIEN, Morrell ADAM, Muirhead JEANETTE, Roberts KARENK, Scanlon JOHND, Travouillon KENNYJ, Wroe STEPHEN (2006) Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 30 (sup1) : 1 - 17. doi: 10.1080/03115510609506851

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S, Godthelp H (2005) A new genus and species of primitive wombat from the Riversleigh World Heritage Property in northwestern Queensland, Australia. 53rd Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy,

Brewer P (2003) Fossil wombats. 56 : 9 - 11.

Brewer P, Archer M, Hand S, Godthelp H (2003) Oligo-Miocene wombats from the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in northwestern Queensland. Conference for Australasian Vertebrate Evolution and Palaeontology,

Brewer P, Stevens L, Bernard E, Chapman S, Steel L, Taylor A, Douglas L, Godfrey D, Taylor F, Blagoderov V, Hudson L, Smith D, Clery M (null) eMesozoic: an alternative approach to digitising palaeontological collections. 31st Annual Meeting of Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 206 6 - 20 6 6

Teaching and students

Courses taught

MSc: Data Collection for museum collections (part of Applied Biodiversity Course)

2/2017.

MSc: Data Collection for museum collections (part of Applied Biodiversity Course)
2/2016.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

eMesozoic: British Fossils in the Digital Age, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology: Salt Lake City, 27/10/2016.

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