Current Committee Role:
I am an independent researcher from Canada with a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford. I've worked and volunteered at natural history museums in Canada (Royal BC Museum), Norway (Oslo Naturhistorisk Museum), and the UK (Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH)). I am passionate about collections and curation, and have worked with a wide range of collections from extant birds and mammals to ancient invertebrates, reptiles, plants, and minerals.
As a palaeontologist I primarily study birds, using digital morphology and geometric morphometric methods. In my academic career I've worked in the field in Wyoming, USA, San Salvador, Bahamas, and the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and helped to unearth exciting fossil finds. I've had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge and experience with school groups and museum visitors, particularly at the OUMNH, for children and families at the Women in Paleontology events and as special lectures in skills courses for university undergraduates.
This is my first year as part of the GCG. As Communications Coordinator I endeavour to draw the GCG community together by helping to share and promote geological collections and achievements. I am also a member of the Palaeontological Association, the Paleontological Society, the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), and the Geological Association of Canada.