With a love of minerals, gemstones and geology I am excited to have joined the NHM as a Curator in Mineralogy, and to be working with this amazing collections of 185,000 specimens. I have studied both geology and gemmology (winning five awards from the Gemmological Association of Great Britian), and have 10 years' experience in the private mineral collector world. My interests lie in gems and pegmatite minerals.
My role at the museum includes care and management of the mineral and gem collections, facilitating scientific visitors and researchers access to the collection, assisting with acquisitions, and to help bring the specimens and information about them to the public so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from this magnificent collection.
Diploma of Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011
Foundations in Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010
Honours in Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1998 - 1998
Bachelor of Science, Multidisciplinary Science (Major: Geology, Minor: Geographic Information Systems), Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1994 - 1997
Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2015 - ongoing
Mineralogical Assistant, Kristalle, 2014 - 2015
Mineralogical Sales Manager, Kristalle and Crystal Classics, 2005 - 2014
Exploration Geologist, Robe River Mining Company Pty Ltd, 1999 - 2002