2008 - Present: Curator/Documentation Officer of Fossil Cephalopods,
The Natural History Museum, London
2007 - 2008: Documentation Assistant, Hull Museums and Art Gallery
2007 - 2007: Leicester University Museum Experience Network (LUMeN) Placement,
Northampton Museums and Art Gallery
2006 - 2006: Museum Attendant, Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham
2006 – 2007: MSc Museum Studies with Merit (The University of Leicester)
2003 – 2006: BSc Geology with First Class Hons (The University of Birmingham)
2001 – 2003: A-Levels; Biology, Geography, Geology
AS-Levels; Design & Technology (John Leggott College, Scunthorpe)
Macroscaphites yvanii (Puzos 1832) from France. This specimen is a heteromorph ammonite, which literally means 'different shaped', due to its irregular uncoiled form.
I am responsible for the curation of the fossil cephalopod collections. The collections are divided into three groups: Ammonoidea, Nautiloidea and Coleoidea (Belemnoids and other squid-like animals).
As Curator/Documentation Officer of Cephalopods my main responsibilities involve:
Hildoceras ammonite with a carved snake's head. Also known as a snakestone due to an old myth that ammonites are the petrified remains of snakes.
My main interests in palaeontology and curation include:
During my time as curator I am interested in improving access to and awareness of the cephalopod collection through creating a comprehensive species list, as well as developing magazine articles, talks and out-reach events.