John Whittaker's career at the Museum spanned some 35 years, during which time he was Head of the Micropalaeontology Division between 1988 and 2005. John continues to work on ostracoda and foraminifera as a Scientific Associate.
John Williams is a stratigraphic palynologist and a Scientific Associate in the micropalaeontology unit. His Index of Palaeopalynology remains one of the most comprehensive fully cross-referenced databases for fossil palynomorphs.
A micropalaeontologist and exploration geologist, Bob's academic research interests include foraminiferal taxonomy, palaeobiology and petroleum geology.