Dr Rob Huxley

Dr Robert Huxley

Principal Curator

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
Contact: email
Phone: +44 (0) 792 000 7173

Specialisms

Algal taxonomy, Assesment, Coaching, Coastal ecology, Faciliation, History of Natural History, Networking, Teaching , Strategic mangagement of collections, review and audit of natural history collections

Qualifications

Degrees

MA, Oxford Brookes Uinversity, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2017

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Continuing Education), CNAA, United Kingdom, 1986 - 1987

PhD, London University, United Kingdom, 1976 - 1981

BSc, Liverpool University, United Kingdom, 1972 - 1975

Employment history

Academic

Research Assistant, Bangor University, NERC Unit of Marine Invertebrate Biology, United Kingdom, 1981 - 1983

Non-academic

Head of Botanical Collections, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, 1992 - 2013

Collections Manager, Lichens, Natural History Museum, Botany Department, 1990 - 1992

Exhibition Development Scientist, Natural History Museum, Department of Public Services, 1987 - 1990

Publications Officer, Institute of Biology, 1986 - 1987

Curator/Warden, Greenfield Valley Hertitage Park and Abbey Farm Museum, Clwyd, United Kingdom, 1983 - 1985

Publications

JARVIS C, SPENCER M, HUXLEY R (2012) Sloane’s plant specimens at the Natural History Museum (with a supplementary account of Sloane’s fossils by Cyrille Delmer). , Walker A, MacGregor A, Hunter M, From Books to Bezoars - Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections., pp. 137 - 157. British Library. London.

HUXLEY R, Maldar G (2011) Natural History Collections as large-scale infrastructures: European initiatives to improve research access and sustainability. SPNHC Newsletter, 25 : 17 - 20.

HUXLEY R, Pentecost A (2011) The Order Oedogoniales. , JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae;. 2nd edition., pp. 500 - 534. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

John DM, Huxley R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae.. Cambridge University Press.

JOHN DM, HUXLEY R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles; with an accompanying DVD prepared by Alan Donaldson and Brian A. Whitton containing articles and a photo catalogue of algal images and habitats compiled by Peter V. York and David M. John. Section 4 on DVD. 54pp,. , JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn.. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

HUXLEY R, Owens S, Weigel D, Metzlaf K (2009) Landscape genomics and natural history collections - a new alliance. EPSO News, 12 : 1 - 2.

HUMPHRIES CJ, HUXLEY R (2007) Carl von Linné. , HUXLEY R, The Great Naturalists., pp. 133 - 139. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum. London. 297 pp.

HUMPHRIES CJ, HUXLEY R (2007) Theophastus. , HUXLEY R, The Great Naturalists.. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum. London. 297 pp.

HUXLEY R (2007) Sir Hans Sloane. , HUXLEY R, The Great Naturalists., pp. 111 - 117. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum.

HUXLEY R (2007) John Ray. , HUXLEY R, The Great Naturalists., pp. 92 - 97. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum. London. 297 pp.

HUXLEY R. , Huxley R (2007) The Great Naturalists. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum. London.

HUXLEY R, HUMPHRIES CJ (2007) Andrea Cesalpino. , HUXLEY R, The Great Naturalists., pp. 63 - 65. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum. London. 297 pp.

COLLINS C, CORNISH L, HUXLEY R, Owens S (2006) SYNTHESYS Network Activity C-Assessing Standards of Collections in European Museums. Collection Forum, 21 : 5 - 18.

HUXLEY R (2003) Presidential Profile. SPNHC Newsletter, 17 : 3 - 4.

HUXLEY R (2003) Natural history collectors and their collections:’ simpling macaronis and instruments of empire’. , Sloan K, Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the 18th century., pp. 80 - 91. British Museum Press.

HUXLEY R (2003) Challenging the dogma: classifying and describing the natural world. , Sloan K, Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the 18th century., pp. 70 - 79. British Museum Press.

John DM, Johnson LR, Huxley R (2003) The Wests – their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

JOHN DM, Johnson LR, HUXLEY R (2003) The Wests - their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

Lydon SJ, McGee Wood M, HUXLEY R, SUTTON DA (2003) Data patterns in multiple botanical descriptions: implications for automatic processing of legacy data. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 151 - 157.

Ingram DS, Lucas GLI, Huxley R (1994) Botanical collections at risk. Nature, 371 (6492): 9 - 9. doi: 10.1038/371009a0

Highlighted publications

HUXLEY R, Pentecost A (2011) The Order Oedogoniales. , JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae;. 2nd edition., pp. 500 - 534. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

HUXLEY R. , Huxley R (2007) The Great Naturalists. Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum. London.

Ingram DS, Lucas GLI, Huxley R (1994) Botanical collections at risk. Nature, 371 (6492): 9 - 9. doi: 10.1038/371009a0