Meet the team

Scientists working in the Division of Aquatic Invertebrates.

Lawrence Brooks
Mr Lawrence Brooks

Zoology Collections Databasing Officer, part of a team responsible for databasing and digitising specimen records.

Steve Brooks
Mr Steve Brooks

Research entomologist focusing on freshwater insect diversity and abundance as an indicator of annual, decadal and millenial environmental change.

Geoff Boxshall
Prof Geoff Boxshall

Merit Researcher in the Crustacea Research Group, focusing on patterns of diversity in copepods and the biology of parasitic copepods from fish and marine invertebrate hosts.

Andrew Cabrinovic
Mr Andrew Cabrinovic

Curator of Lower Invertebrates, responsible principally for the Echinodermata and Cnidaria collections.

Paul Clark
Dr Paul Clark

Crustacean researcher focusing on invasive Chinese mitten crabs, brachyuran larvae and the phylogeny of xanthoids.

Tim Conyers
Mr Tim Conyers

Database Manager responsible for zoology digitising projects and the Museum collections management system (KE Emu).

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Nematode Consultant currently studying taxonomy and ecology of marine free-living nematodes from submerged seamounts in the South West Indian Ocean.

Dr Adrian Glover
Dr Adrian Glover

Marine biologist focussing on deep-sea biodiversity, systematics, evolution and ecology of polychaetes.

Sheila Halsey
Ms Sheila Halsey

Database Editor in the Zoology Digitising Group, responsible for processing electronic specimen records for import into the Museum collections management software (KE EMu).

Dr Rony Huys
Prof Rony Huys

Researcher in the Crustacea Group, focusing on the evolutionary biology of free-living and symbiotic copepods.

R Jenner
Dr Ronald Jenner

Researcher in the Crustacea Group, focusing on comparative venomics of invertebrates, higher-level animal phylogeny and body plan evolution, and conceptual and methodological problems in systematics.

Miranda Lowe
Miss Miranda Lowe

Collections Manager for the Invertebrates Curation Team.

Dr Erica McAlister
Dr Erica McAlister

Collections Manager for the Museum's Diptera, Siphonaptera, Arachnida and Myriapoda collections. Research focuses on Diptera, especially the Nematocera and Orthorraphous Brachycera e.g. Culicidae, Mycetophilidae and Asilidae.

Alex Muir at desk
Mr Alexander Muir

Polychaete Consultant responsible for identifying a wide variety of marine worms. Research interests include the taxonomy, systematics and nomenclature or polychaetous annelids (especially Aphroditoidea and Terebellida).

Professor Beth Okamura
Prof Beth Okamura

Merit Researcher in the Bryozoa Group, focusing on the ecology and evolution of bryozoans and their myxozoan parasites.

Margaret Packer
Ms Margaret Packer

Laboratory Manager for the Aquatic Invertebrates Division.

Professor Andrew Parker
Prof Andrew Parker

Research Leader in the Crustacea Group specialising in biomimetics, particuarly optical devices, water management structures and strong composite materials found in animals and plants.

Dr Gordon Paterson
Dr Gordon Paterson

Head of the Aquatic Invertebrates Division, with a research focus on deep-sea biodiversity.

Sam Luoma and Phil Rainbow in Restronguet Creek
Prof Phil Rainbow

Head of the Life Sciences Department, focusing on the biology of trace metals in aquatic invertebrates.

Dr David Reid
Dr David Reid

Merit Researcher and Leader of the Marine Mollusc Research Group. His research focuses on the systematics and evolution of shallow-water gastropods.

Brian Smith
Mr Brian Smith

Research Assistant in the Trace Metals Group.

Emma Sherlock
Ms Emma Sherlock

Curator in the Invertebrates Curation Team, responsible for the Annelida, Minor Phyla and Porifera collections.

Andreia Salvador
Ms Andreia Salvador

Curator in the Invertebrates Curation Team, responsible for the marine mollusc collections.

Mary Spencer Jones
Miss Mary Spencer Jones

Senior Curator (Bryozoa) on the Invertebrates Curation Team. Research focuses on the history and biodiversity of marine bryozoans and the preservation, maintenance and conservation of invertebrate collections.

Suzanne Williams
Dr Suzanne Williams

Researcher focused on high biodiversity in tropical oceans.

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Ms Kathie Way

Senior Curator (Mollusca) on the Invertebrate Curation Team, responsible for the marine gastropod and bivalve collections. Research interests include the historical collections and their interpretation.