ABOUT ME

I read economics at UCL, going on to teach economics at St Albans Independent College before pursuing a very enjoyable career in the arts, including writing and presenting.  I later took an Open University degree and an MRes in Vertebrate Palaeontology at Southampton University.  It is great to be back at University College London again!

 

I have worked for 20 years as a consultant and facilitator, delivering behavioural change, coaching and communication skills training to businesses.  This work has taken me all over the world, delivering interactive training sessions to public and private organisations, charities and Universities including the BBC, NATO, The Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust, Ashridge Management College, and Civil Service departments such as The Diplomatic Service and The Ministry of Defence among others. 

 

I have maintained a strong interest in teaching, and am a 'Brilliant Club' tutor teaching palaeontology courses to KS4 and KS5 students, as well as running KS2 workshops on topics such as evolution, rocks and fossils with my company 'Marvellous Mesozoic'.  

 

My doctoral research looks at morphometrics of various structures visible at the histological level in non-avian dinosaur bone to see if they are phylogenetically informative.  My supervisors are Paul Upchurch at UCL and also Edina Prondvai at Ghent University and my research is carried out in collaboration with Martin Sander at the Steinmann Institute at Bonn University and the Natural History Museum.

 

I live in Hertfordshire with my husband and two children (both dinosaur experts!).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

EDUCATION

Dinosaur Bone Histology

 

Phylogenetic, functional and structural signals within fossil bone

Palaeobiology

 

Vertebrate palaeontology and evolution

University College London

PhD Student Vertebrate Palaeontology

University of Southampton

MRes Vertebrate Palaeontology (Distinction)

Open University

BSc (Hons) Open

 

University College London

BSc (Hons) Economics

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