Emma Bernard completed the MSc in Palaeobiology at Bristol , and has been Curator of Fossil Fishes at the Natural History Museum for some years. Here she talks about her job, and how she got there. It all started when she was young, collecting fossils and reading dinosaur books. She describes a typical week in her job, “I can be hosting a visitor looking at Devonian jawless fish, another looking at rays from the Eocene, supervising volunteers re-boxing lungfish tooth plates, taking images and measurements of Solnhofen specimens for a researcher in America… taking samples of a specimen for geochemical analysis… talking to a group of school children about fossilisation and identifying a fossil someone found on a beach”. Read more here.