Working in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity
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Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


Employment history

March 2010 - Present:  Identification and Advisory Officer in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity

August 2009 - March 2010:  Synoptic Collections Developer and Project Coordinator

  • Developing the Entomology reference collections for the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC)  
  • Developing facilities to support amateur naturalist visiting the AMC

January 2009 - July 2009:  Assistant Curator, Entomology

Re-curation of the British and World collections of Tipulids (craneflies)


2005-2006:  MSc Advanced methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity

Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum

  • Pass with distinction
  • Full NERC studentship
  • Research project - the Phylogenetic Species Area Relationship in Hoverflies

2001-2004:  BSc Hons Natural Sciences (Biology with Archaeology) 

Durham University

  • 1st Class honours
  • Final year project – The Importance of Natural History Collections



Collecting Diptera

Fieldwork in Yorkshire © Kim Goodger

British Diptera (true flies)

Recent Fieldwork

Fieldwork in 2009 with the Dipterists Forum

  • Brignorth, Shropshire
  • Swansea and the Gower Peninsula
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire