Graduates from the MSc in Palaeobiology have secured a wide range of funded PhD positions in institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, placements in the media and education, and commercial jobs. You can find information about their careers below.


PhD positions

  1. Theodora Antoniou (2018): Ancient DNA analysis of fossils from Cyprus (University of Nicosia).
  2. KK Aye (2019): Formation of the Isthmus of Panama: reconstructing Caribbean Sea Biodiversity (University of Hong Kong).
  3. Antonio Ballell Mayoral (2018): Anatomy and function of the basal sauropodomorph dinosaur Thecodontosaurus antiquus (University of Bristol).
  4. Ruby Barrett (2020): Research technician and then PhD student in micropalaeontology (University of Bristol).
  5. Holly Bean (2019): The taphonomy of melaonosomes in feathers (University College Cork).
  6. Joseph Bonsor (2010): The taxonomy and phylogeny of the Wealden iguanodontian dinosaurs (University of Bath).
  7. Paul Burke (2019): Using computed tomography to investigate gavialoid neuroanatomy to aid crocodylian phylogeny (University College London).
  8. Emily Carlisle (2019): The affinities and relationship of organisms from the Cambrian Kuanchuanpu Biota (University of Bristol).
  9. Kim Chandler (2019): Functional morphology and biomechanics of British red squirrels (University of York).
  10. James Chester (2018): The evolution of morphological characters (University of Manchester).
  11. Dan Cirtina (2021): The taphonomy of melanosomes in fish (University College Cork).
  12. Sam Coatham (2018): Returning to the ocean: the transitional mechanics of legged whales (University of Manchester).
  13. Simone Conti (2018): Biomechanics of diplodocid sauropods (Politecnico di Milano and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa).
  14. Jack Cooper (2020): The palaeobiology of Megalodon (Fisheries Society of the Bristish Isles Studentship, University of Swansea).
  15. Oliver Demuth (2020): Wing biomechanics across a crucial interval during the dinosaur-bird transition (University of Cambridge).
  16. Louis Dudit (2018): Early Triassic conodonts from Timor, SE Asia (University of Zurich).
  17. César Espinoza Campuzano (2014): Influence of fitness landscape in bird phylogeny (University of Oxford).
  18. Matteo Fabbri (2014): Bird skull evolution (Yale University, USA).
  19. Thomas Farrell (2021): Fossil worms from Sirrius Passett, Greenland and the evolution of Ecdysozoa (University of Bristol).
  20. Ellie Honan (2020): Snow petrel movement and diet in the Sor Rondane Mountains, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctic (Durham University).
  21. Natasha Howell (2020): Eco-correlates of mammal colouration (University of Bristol).
  22. Eloise Hunt (2020): Reconstructing the skull evolution of fossil crown birds (Imperial College and Natural History Museum).
  23. Mike Hynes (2019): Assessing current and past reef accretion rates of turbid reefs of Makassar. (University of Amsterdam and Naturalis, Netherlands).
  24. Melina Jobbins (2018): Placoderms from the Upper Devonian of Morocco (University of Zurich).
  25. Sarah Jamison-Todd (2021): The influence of large vertebrate nekton falls on marine biodiversity and evolution (University College London).
  26. Katie Jamson (2020): Micropalaeontology and oceanography (University of Victoria, Canada).
  27. Alex Lawrence (2021): Assessing the role of gene expression in hybridization derived novelty (Lund University).
  28. Julia May (2018). Mammal skull biomechanics (University of York).
  29. Phoebe O’Brien (2019): Pollution and recovery in fjord environments (University of Gothenberg).
  30. Adrian O’Driscoll (2020): Mammal biomechanics (Hull York Medical School).
  31. Spencer Pevsner (2021): Dinosaur evolution (University of Oxford).
  32. Luis Porras (2017): Phylogeny of sponges (LMU, München Germany).
  33. Jane Reeves (2017): The soft tissue fossil record to elucidate the origin and diversification of vertebrates (University of Manchester, NERC).
  34. Barnaby Roberts (2019): Reproduction and first feeding of whitefish – highly influenced by climate change? (Universität Konstanz, Germany).
  35. Sonia Papadaki (2019). Microbial life and activity in Arctic endolithic habitats (Queen Mary University of London).
  36. Hans Püschel (2017). The Rise of Placental Mammals in South America: a closer look to Meridiungulate evolution and diversification (University of Edinburgh).
  37. Arindam Roy (2016): Taphonomy of colour in dinosaurs (University of Hong Kong).
  38. Samantha Royle (2017): Developmental biology (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA).
  39. Alison Rowe (2020): Ammonoid evolution (Sorbonne University, Paris).
  40. Charles Salcido (2018): Project TBC (Indiana University, USA). Also a part time writer for PBS Eons YouTube channel.
  41. Joep Schaeffer (2017): Trossinger Plateosaurids (State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart).
  42. Amy Shipley (2020): What were the trophic consequences of the extinction of the largest apex predator of all time? (University of Leeds).
  43. Ananth Srinivas (2018): Biomechanics of fossil fishes (University of Pennsylvania).
  44. Chris Stockey (2018): Ecological drivers and evolutionary patterns: diet, feeding, evolution and extinction in conodonts (Univeristy of Leicester).
  45. Roxana Taszus (2018): Functional analysis of the mammalian middle ear (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany).
  46. Chloe Todd (2017): Climate change-driven extinction in planktonic foraminifera (University of Southampton).
  47. Vishruth Venkataraman (2017): Evo-devo studies of fishes (University of Chicago, USA).
  48. Phil Vixseboxse (2021): The taphonomy of Ediacaran macrofossils (University of Cambridge).
  49. Amber Wagstaffe (2018). Avian biomechanics and evolution (University of Hull).
  50. Bridget Warren (2018). Development and application of novel ecological and environmental proxies based leaf wax lipids (University of Birmingham).
  51. Chloe Young (2019): Reconstructing the ancient Indian monsoon: new data from IODP Expedition 353 (University of Exeter).

PhDs Completed

These former MSc students have completed PhDs, and are now pursuing their further careers.

  1. Dr Neil Adams (2017) Dietary diversity and niche partitioning in Cretaceous and Paleocene mammals (University of Leicester). Then positions in Royal Holloway University and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Now Curator of Fossil Mammals at the Natural History Museum, London.
  2. Dr Peter Adamson (2013) Palaeobiology of the Ediacaran Biskopås Formation, Norway (Universty of Cambridge). Now Acquisitions Editor for Renewable Energy at Elsevier.
  3. Bethany Allen (2017): Biodiversity in the extreme world of Pangea (NERC PhD, University of Leeds). Read more about Bethany’s outreach activities in Leeds. Now postdoc in computational evolution at ETH Zurich.
  4. Dr Rachael Allen (2002): Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Formerly, PhD on ‘Basal archosaur phylogeny’ (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb). Contact.
  5. Dr Vivian Allen (2005): Dinosaur biomechanics (Royal Veterinary College, London); then postdoc, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; now postdoc at the RVC’s Structure and Motion Laboratory, working on the biomechanics of sesamoid bones.
  6. Dr Nidia Alvarez Armada (2014): The taphonomy of pigmentary colour in fossil insects and feathers (University of Cork, Ireland).
  7. Dr Colin Barras (2002): Origin and early diversification of irregular echinoids (University of Birmingham/ NHM, 2003-6); now a freelance science writer and editor. Contact.
  8. Dr Sue Beardmore (2007): Taphonomy of marine reptiles (University College Dublin); now museum collections consultant.
  9. Dr Gemma Benevento (2013): How did mammals evolve into their ecological niches through time? Quantitative tests of calssic macroevolutionary hypotheses. (University of Oxford). Now post-doc at the University of Birmingham.
  10. Dr Huw Boulton (1998): Taphonomy of insects (University of Bristol); now a laboratory technician at University of Cardiff.
  11. Dr Robert Brocklehurst (2013): Vertebral morphology and lung structure in non-avian dinosaurs; a geometric morphometric approach (NERC PhD, University of Manchester). Now post-doc in Harvard.
  12. Dr Bjørn-Gustaf Brooks (2002): The colonisation of land by arthropods: a functional analysis and ichnological investigation (University of Iowa). Postdoc., Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009-11); Postdoc., University of Illinois (2011-3); then Ecologist, USDA Forest Service; now Research Associate North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies. Contact.
  13. Prof Steve Brusatte (2008): Professor in Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Edinburgh. Formerly, PhD on ‘Paleobiology and phylogeny of the tyrannosauroids’ (American Museum of Natural History). Contact.
  14. Dr Andre Butler (2006): Global scale patterns in below-ground tropical biome functioning (University of Edinburgh); now Research Manager at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Chennai, India.
  15. Dr Aodhán Butler (2012): PhD, University of Uppsala, Sweden. Then postdoc on ‘Phylogenomic analysis of brachiopods and phoronids’ at Stanford University, California. Now post-doc at Uppsala.
  16. Dr Aude Caromel (2007): Form and function in planktic foraminifera (University of Bristol). Now Associate Programme Officer for the Species Programme at the UN Environment Programme.
  17. Dr Tom Challands (2003): Biosphere and geosphere dynamics during end Ordovician climate change (University of Durham). Now, Teaching Fellow in Hydrocarbon Geology, University of Edinburgh.
  18. Dr John Clarke (2010): How does phylogeny impact interpretations of extinction in ‘deep time’? (University of Oxford); then Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania; now University of Tartu, Estonia.
  19. Dr Terri Cleary (2013): Lepidosaurian diversity through time: the interplay of climate and macroevolution (University College London/ Natural History Museum). Now research fellow, University of Birmingham.
  20. Dr Thomas Clements (2013): Decay, preservation and environmental controls on non-biomineralized fossil anatomy: the taphonomy of the Carboniferous Mazon Creek, USA (University of Leicester). Teaching fellow, Leicester; then Marie Curie postdoc, Ireland (2018); now Leverhulme Research Fellow, University of Birmingham.
  21. Dr Andrea Cobbett (2004): The tree of life and data quality (University of Bath); now Investigating officer, Somerset CID.
  22. Dr Caitlin Colleary (2013). Preservation of biomolecules (Virginia Tech, USA). Then post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, now Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
  23. Dr Ian Corfe (2002): Biodiversity, the tree of life, and objectivity: testing the concept of character weight (University of Bristol/NHM, 2002-6); postdoc University of Helsinki (2008-).
  24. Dr Nick Crumpton (2009): Anatomical correlates of electrosensitivity in mammals (University of Cambridge). Now, Senior Scientific Programmes Officer, Royal Society.
  25. Dr John Cunningham (2002): Lecturer, University of Bristol. Formerly, PhD on ‘The evolution of echinoid life history strategies’ (University of Liverpool); then postdoc., University of Bristol. Contact.
  26. Dr Catherine Davis (2011): Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University. Previously: PhD, University of California, Davis; Postdoc, University of South Carolina, USA; Post-doc at Yale.
  27. Dr Katie E. Davis (2003): A supertree of birds (University of Glasgow); postdocs in Oxford, Bath, NHM London, and now York.
  28. Dr Robert B. Davis (2006): A supertree of insect families (University of York); now, postdoc., University of Tartu, Estonia, and running a proofreading business in Estonia here.
  29. Dr Richard Dearden (2014): The evolutionary assembly of the jawed-vertebrate body plan (Imperial College, London, NERC). Now postdoctoral researcher at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  30. Dr Keith de Blanger (2001): Shark faunas across the Permo-Triassic boundary (University of Bristol, 2001-6). First an editor for Elsevier, based in Oxford, then General Manager, KeAi Publishing Services, Beijing, and now Executive Publisher, Elsevier, Beijing.
  31. Dr Julien Divay (2005): Microvertebrates from the Late Cretaceous (University of Alberta). Now, Palaeoichthyology Research Assistant, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller.
  32. Dr Danny Elvidge (1998): Senior Lecturer in Building Physics and Services, University of West of England. Morphometrics of Middle Jurassic dinosaur footprints (PhD, University of Sheffield, 2000-5); then a Senior Scientist-Statistician at the Environment Agency.
  33. Dr Davide Foffa (2014): Mesozoic reptile evolution (University of Edinburgh). Now 1851 Research Fellow, National Museums Scotland.
  34. Dr Stefan Gabriel (2001): Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Manchester. The phylogeny of a form-function complex: correlated evolution of dental morphology and diet in shrews (PhD, Queen Mary College, London, 2001-6); then, Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, University of Manchester.
  35. Dr Andrew Gillis (2005): Developmental and genetic basis of fin/limb evolution (University of Chicago, 2005-9); Newton Research Fellow, and now Royal Society University Research Fellow (2015-2020), studying gill arch serial homology and the origin of the jawed vertebrate body plan, at Cambridge, UK.
  36. Dr Phil Hadland (2006): Curator, Folkestone Museum, Kent; Curator, Hastings Museum, West Sussex (2019-).
  37. Dr Thomas Halliday (2011): Paleocene mammal phylogenetics and evolution (University College London). Then, Postdoc on project on ‘Paleocene mammal phylogenetics and evolution’ at UCL; now Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Birmingham.
  38. Dr Susan Hammond (2000): Progymnosperms and the origin of the seed (University of Cardiff, 2000-4). Outdoors instructor, copywriter.
  39. Dr Megan Harrison (1998): Marine invertebrate biology (CUNY, 2002-2008); postdoc at the American Museum of Natural History.
  40. Dr Tom Harvey (2004): Lecturer in Geoscience, University of Leicester. Formerly, PhD on ‘Early zooplankton and the Cambrian explosion’; and postdoc (University of Cambridge).
  41. Dr Nicola Heckeberg (2010): Deer, antlers and trees – a total evidence approach to cervid evolution (LMU, Munich and Cambridge). Now NHM Karlsruhe, Germany.
  42. Dr Peter Heintzmann (2008): The rate, timing and extent of insect species turnover in response to climatically-driven change (Royal Holloway, University of London). Then, postdoc at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA; then Researcher, Tromsø University Museum, Now Associate Professor at the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.
  43. Dr Christophe Hendrickx (2008): Evolution of teeth and feeding-related bones in nonavian theropods (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal); now Postdoc at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Contact.
  44. Dr Phil Hopley (1999): Lecturer in Palaeoclimatology, Birkbeck College London. Formerly, PhD on ‘Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of South African hominin-bearing cave deposits’ (Liverpool University); then postdoc in Bristol, and the Environment Institute at University College, London.
  45. Dr Lucy Holloway: Measuring and interpreting convergence in molecular data (University of Bristol). School teacher, Bristol
  46. Richard Howard (2017): Ecdysozoan evolution and diversity (University of Exeter). Now Curator of Fossil Arthropods, Natural History Museum, London.
  47. Dr Jennifer Hoyal-Cuthill (2006): Quantifying evolutionary convergence (University of Cambridge); EON Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, now Research Fellow, University of Essex.
  48. Dr Aaron Hunter (2000): Echinoderm palaeoecology in marginal marine settings (Birkbeck College, London, 2000-2004); postdoc on modern Pacific crinoids at University of Tokyo. Now, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge.
  49. Dr Simon Jackson (1999): Jurassic dinosaur footprints from the Yorkshire coast (PhD, University of Sheffield, 1999-2005). Curator of Natural History, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle; now Natural History Curator at Ipswich Museums.
  50. Dr Phil Jardine (2006): Palaeocene vegetation and climate change from the US Gulf coast (University of Birmingham). Then postdoc at the Open University; now, research associate WWU Münster.
  51. Dr Suzanne Jennions (2010): Consequences of ocean acidification for biodiversity and food resources in the future (University of Bristol); Lecturer in Palaeobiology, University of Bristol. Now, Projects Manager, Try & Lilly, Liverpool.
  52. Dr Andrew Jones (2014): Functional convergences between Triassic phytosaurs and modern and extinct crocodilians (University of Birmingham, NERC). Now Digital Technology Officer at Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham.
  53. Dr Sarah Joomun (2003): Microwear in mammal teeth and climate evolution (Royal Holloway, University of London). Now, Digital Collections Manager at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford.
  54. Dr Sarah Keenan (2009): Ancestral Crocodylomorpha-microbe symbioses based on the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) gut microbiome (University of Tennessee). Then, Postdoc, Saint Louis University; then University of Tennessee, now Assistant Professor, South Dakota Mines University.
  55. Dr Patricia Kearney (2009): Sporophyte development in Rhynia gwynne-vaughanii, an Early Devonian vascular land plant from the Rhynie chert, Aberdeenshire, UK (University of Münster, Germany).
  56. Siri Kellner (2018): PhD in Art and Visual History with the thesis “Works in Process: Exhibiting Contemporary Biology Online” (Natural History Museum, Berlin). Now the Curator of the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum at the University of Western Australia.
  57. Dr Sarah King (2008): Teaching Assistant, GEES, University of Birmingham; now Curator of Natural History, Yorkshire Museum, York. Read Sarah’s fascinating account of Life as a Palaeontologist: How I learnt to stop worrying and love the fossils.
  58. Dr Stewart Knott (2000): Plankton extinctions (University of Bristol): project/ change management, Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Contact.
  59. Dr Benjamin Kotrc (2006): Coordinator of education and public outreach activities of the NASA Astrobiology team at MIT, Cambridge, USA. Then senior data scientist at True Motion software, Boston, USA, now data scientist at Jellyfish.
  60. Dr Tai Kubo (2004): Evolution of vertebrate locomotion (University of Tokyo). Then, postdoc at Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta, and now Curator at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Japan. Contact.
  61. Dr James Lamsdell (2008): Assistant Professor of Geology, West Virginia University, USA. Formerly, PhD on ‘Selectivity in evolution of arthropod groups’ (University of Kansas); and postdoc, Yale University (2014-2016), and AMNH (2016).
  62. Dr Abigail Lane (1999): The Palaeozoic plateau: real or artefact? (University of Bristol, 2000-2002); now working for the Environment Agency. Contact.
  63. Dr David Legg (2009): Fitting fossil arthropods into modern phylogenies (Imperial College London). Then postdoc, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, now Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellow, University of Manchester.
  64. Dr Robert Lemanis (2014): Ammonoid morphometrics and imaging (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany; now, Postdoc in FEA modelling, Technische Universität, Dresden.
  65. Dr Nicholas Loughlin (2007): Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Northumbria.
  66. Dr Graeme Lloyd (2003): Character acquisition through geological time (University of Bristol); then postdoc at the Natural History Museum; now University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds. See Graeme’s extensive contributions of code and databases here.
  67. Dr Jamie MacLaren (2011): Biomechanical evolution of equine limbs (Functional Morphology Lab., University of Antwerp). Now post-doc in Antwerp.
  68. Dr Luke Mander (2006): Vegetation dynamics across the Triassic/Jurassic boundary (University College Dublin); now postdoc at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Now Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Open University.
  69. Dr Chloe Marquart (2008): Investigating morphological diversity in dinosaurs (University of Cambridge).
  70. Dr Jeremy Martin (2005): Revision of the gneus Diplocynodon (Crocodylia): phylogeny, origins and evolution in a palaeoclimatic context (Université de Lyon, France); then temporary lecturer at Université de Corse, Corsica, now CNRS researcher, Lyon, France.
  71. Dr Liz Martin-Silverstone (2014) Pterosaur pneumaticity, biomechanics, and mass estimation (University of Southampton). Now Palaeobiology Lab Manager, University of Bristol.
  72. Dr Alistair McGowan (1998): Palaeobiology of Triassic ammonoids (University of Chicago, 1998-2002); postdoc. on dinosaur biogeography, University College, London (NERC), then Postdoc fellowship at the Humboldt Museum, Berlin; now Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow at University of Glasgow.
  73. Dr Charlotte Miller (2005): Locomotor biomechanics of elephants (Royal Veterinary School, London); Instructor and Postdoc, Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology. Now Lecturer, Centre for Applied Anatomy, University of Bristol.
  74. Dr Ed Moody (2017): Protein evolution and the early history of life (University of Bristol, Royal Society URF). Now post-doc in Bristol.
  75. Dr. Rachael Moore (2014): Microbially-mediated basalt alteration (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris); Now, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
  76. Dr Melisa Morales Garcia (2016): Functional and ecological diversity of Mesozoic mammals (University of Bristol). Now post-doc in Bristol and graphic designer. Find out about Melisa’s graphic design work.
  77. Dr Lance Morrissey (2001): Integrating trace fossils, sedimentology and trace element geochemistry as correlative tools in Old Red Sandstone reservoir rocks (University of the West of England, Bristol). Then a geology instructor for GAP Adventures, leading tours in the Antarctic, Falkland Islands and South America. Then Geoscience Technical Manager, Nautilus Limited.
  78. Dr Lucy Muir (1999): Graptolite functional morphology and strategies of recovery from near-extinctions (University of Edinburgh, 2000-2003); various posts at NHM and elsewhere; now postdoc at Nanjing Institute of Geology & Paleontology. Contact.
  79. Dr James Neenan (2009): Phylogenetic relationships of placodont reptiles (Diapsida, Sauropterygia) as evidenced by 3D imaging, bone histology, and developmental data (University of Zürich). Now, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Oxford Museum of Natural History.
  80. Dr Elis Newham (2014): Feeding habits of Mesozoic mammals (University of Southampton). Read Elis’ contributions to The Conversation.
  81. Dr Emma-Louise Nicholls (2006): Sharks as indicators of trophic structure within mid-Cretaceous watermasses (University College, London). Then Museum Assistant, Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL. Now Deputy Keeper of Natural History, Horniman Museum, London.
  82. Dr Liz Nunn (2003): High-latitude Jurassic and Cretaceous climates (University of Plymouth, 2003-7); postdoc, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Contact.
  83. Dr Dan Oakley (2004): Early angiosperm systematics and ecology: evidence from charcoal assemblages in the Czech Republic (University of Bristol). Bristol.
  84. Dr Lorna O’Brien (2006): Palaeoecology of the Burgess Shale (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada), Now Head Technician, Royal Tyrell Museum. Contact.
  85. Dr Kate Olde (2009): Ocean acidification and selective mass extinction at the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary (Kingston University, London). Then Palynologist and geochemist, Kingston; now Geography Technician at King’s College London.
  86. Dr John Orcutt (2006): Faunal recovery after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction (University of Oregon); Post-Doctoral Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Geology, Cornell College, Iowa. Now Lecturer in Biology, Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA.
  87. Dr Javier Ortega-Hernández (2009): Assistant Professor, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Formerly, PhD and postdoc on ‘Aspects of developmental biology in Palaeozoic euarthropods’ (Cambridge University).
  88. Dr Elsa Panciroli (2016): Early mammal evolution (University of Edinburgh); then post-doc at the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History. Read Elsa’s Guardian articles and first book.
  89. Dr Matthew Pound (2008): Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Northumbria.
  90. Dr Abby Othman Wilson (2007): High-resolution record of environmental change in lacustrine sequences (University of Aberdeen); now professional photographer and geologist, Aberdeenshire. Contact
  91. Dr Jessica Pollitt (2002): The phylogeny and evolution of Trilobita (University of Bath, 2002-5); now Editor at the Geological Society of London Publishing House, Bath.  Now programme manager for NERC.
  92. Dr Nathan Price-Lloyd (2002): What makes biological clocks tick? (University of Manchester). Now a medical writer.
  93. Dr Mark Puttick (2012-2016): Ecological selectivity during the end-Permian mass extinction (University of Bristol). Then NERC PDRA working on ‘The origin of plants: genomes, rocks, and biogeochemical cycles’ and my role in this is to estimate the divergence times of early land plants’ at University of Bristol. ThenResearch Associate, University of Bath. Now Senior Analyst at the Office for Students.
  94. Dr Kelly Richards (2009): Early Carboniferous chondrichthyan faunas from the Peak District of Derbyshire: skeletal anatomy, systematics, phylogeny and environments (University of Cambridge, NERC); then Senior Museum Technician, Zoological Museum, University of Cambridge. Now Exhibitions Officer at Oxford Museum of Natural History.
  95. Dr Chris Rogers (2012): Vertebrate taphonomy of the Jehol Group (Early Cretaceous), NE China (University of Bristol, 2016); Now ERC PDRA, Preservation of melanin in basal vertebrates and chordates (University of Cork).
  96. Dr Laura Säilä (2002): The phylogeny of procolophonids (University of Bristol, 2008); now Postdoc., Department of Geology, University of Helsinki (Academy of Finland).
  97. Dr Evan Saitta (2015): The taphonomy of soft tissues and the evolution of feathers (University of Bristol). Now research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
  98. Dr Manabu Sakamoto (2004): Biomechanics of feeding in theropod dinosaurs (University of Bristol). Then Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, now Senior Lecturer in Zoology, University of Lincoln.
  99. Dr Emma Schachner (2005): Comparative anatomy and evolution of maniraptoran theropods (University of Pennsylvania). Then a postdoc in the Department of Biology at University of Utah. Now Associate Professor at Louisiana State UniversityContact.
  100. Dr Ben Slater (2009): Reconstructing the Permo-Triassic floras of Prince Charles Mountains (Antarctica): phylogenetic and evolutionary significance (University of Birmingham). Then post-doc., University of Cambridge; now, post-doc University of Uppsala.
  101. Dr Snorri Sigurdsson (2005): PhD on The evolution of birds (AMNH, City University of New York). Then Project Manager, Department of Environment and Planning of the City of Reykjaviik; now Specialist at the Iceland Institute of Natural History.
  102. Dr Cat Strickson (2016): Underfoot pressures and centre of mass evolution (Liverpool John Moores University)
  103. Dr James Tarver (2005):: Evolution of miRNAs using plant, actinopterygian and eutherian datasets; the evolution of miRNA expression patterns within eyes: Bioinformatics Centre, Maynooth University, Ireland (IRCSET Empower Fellowship). Now Portfolio Manager, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Contact.
  104. Dr Ceri-Wyn Thomas (2006): Decoding the fossil record of early metazoan development (University of Bristol). Publishing Editor, IOP Press. Now strategy and policy manager for BBSRC.
  105. Dr Gavin Thomas (2001): Sexual selection, ecology and breeding systems of shorebirds (University of Bath, 2001-5); then postdoc at Imperial on bird conservation and distribution; now Royal Society Research Fellow at University of Sheffield.
  106. Dr Karina Vanadzina (2016) Apply phylogenetic comparative methods and GIS analyses to investigate the evolution of parental care and nest-building in ray-finned fishes and passerines (University of St Andrews). Then postdoc in Bristol and now Warsaw.
  107. Dr Matt Vrazo (2005) Eurypterid palaeobiology (University of Cincinnati); now educator and researcher in palaeontology and in public health.
  108. Dr David Waterhouse (2002): The evolutionary history of parrots (University College, Dublin, Ireland, PhD 2006). Now Senior Curator of Natural History, Castle Museum, Norwich.
  109. Dr James Wheeley (2002): Taphonomy and sedimentology of Ordovician platform carbonates of the Baltic region (University of Cardiff); now Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology, University of Birmingham.
  110. Dr Emily Woodruff (2010): PhD on Early primate evolution at Florida Museum of Natural History; now Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah.

Media, Museums and Education

  1. Kate Anderson (2002): Environmental Officer, Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society/ Scottish Natural Heritage; now self-employed gardener, Scottish Highlands. Contact.
  2. Jacqueline Barber (2004): Primary school teacher, Fife. Contact.
  3. Amirah Barri (Daley) (2007): Researcher then producer in natural history TV; now archive producer for BBC studios.
  4. Emma Bernard (2006): Curator of fossil fish, Natural History Museum, London. Contact.
  5. Massimo Bernardi (2009): Curator of palaeontology an Geology, Trento Natural History Museum, Italy. Contact.
  6. Ceiswyn Blake (2018): Technical writer at Yellowdog.
  7. Suzanne Bowie (1999): PGCE Teacher Training, Bath; now teaching in Salisbury. Contact.
  8. Margaret Browne (1999): Issue Manager, Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd; now, PhD on Quaternary palynology, University of Limerick Contact.
  9. Mark Buckingham (2003): Teacher, Surrey (after PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University). Contact.
  10. Neil Cartwright (2002): Lab and projects officer at We the Curious, Bristol.
  11. Colette Cherry (2002): Assistant Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester. Read about Colette’s previous role as a university policy adviser in Times Higher Education. Now Head of Governance & Board Secretary at Natural Resources Wales.
  12. Simon Clabby (2003): Digital Marketing Coordinator, Mary Rose Museum. Contact.
  13. Dr Matt Cobley (2011): Education Coordinator, Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  14. Kelsie Cracknell (2020): Researcher for Hooded Crow Pictures (Natural History TV).
  15. Ben Davies (2001): Hydrodynamics of the jawless fishes (MPhil, University of Leicester).
  16. James Dill-Russell (2020): Geology Projects Trainee, North Pennines AONB.
  17. Sophie Edwards (2012): Teacher training (PGCE).
  18. Craig-Marcus Ellis (2002): Archaeological Assistant (Landscape Characterisation), North East Lincolnshire Council. Contact.
  19. Owen Fielding (2018): PGCE Teacher Training.
  20. Joline Forshaw (Whalen) (2011): Senior analytical chemistry technician, University of Reading.
  21. Dr Denver Fowler (2000): PhD – The Hell Creek-Lance transition (Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman). Contact. Curator, Dickinson Museum Center, North Dakota, USA.
  22. Kate France (2001): Warden, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset. Contact .
  23. Isla Gladstone (2006): Curator of Natural Science, Yorkshire Museum, York (2008-13); Curator of Natural History, Bristol City Museum (2013-). Contact.
  24. Matthew Gordon (2000): TV researcher, then producer John Downer Productions, Bristol. Contact.
  25. Carlos Grau (2005): Presenter, Explorer Dome, Bristol; Curator, Natural History Museum, London. Now Senior Researcher for Hooded Crow Pictures and Outreach Manager for Beagle 3.
  26. Jonathan Gregson (2000): Assistant Scientific Officer, South-East Asia Team, Kew. Now Botanist for the Royal Horticultural Society and garden designer.
  27. Charlotte Gurr (2016): Art editor at Nature Reviews.
  28. Gillian Harrison (1999): Further Education resources manager, Leeds.
  29. Sally Haseman (2003): PA to Sir Richard Gregory. Contact.
  30. Chris Hasley (2018): PGCE Teacher Training.
  31. Deborah Hutchinson (2005): Geology Curator, Bristol City Museum. Contact.
  32. Rachel Jennings (2007): Curatorial Assistant, Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. Now Natural History Curator at the Powell Cotton Museum, Kent.
  33. Caroline John (née Milner) (2001): @t-Bristol (2001-2); Bristol Dinosaur Education officer (2002-3); Education Officer, Thinktank, Birmingham (2003-12); Manager of Gloucestershire STEM Ambassadors programme and schools advisory service. Contact.
  34. Becky Laver (2000): PGCE Teacher Training, Bath.
  35. Suzanne Lee (2002): PGCE Teacher Training, Nottingham. Contact .
  36. Kara Ludwig (2014): Palaeontological educator, Houston, Texas, USA.
  37. Charlotte Mabey (2000): Researcher, BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol. Contact
  38. David Marshall (2008): Biostratigrapher and science communicator. Find out about Dave’s palaeontology podcast, Palaeocast.
  39. Myles McLeod (1999): Animation, print and internet design, Spark and Zoom Productions. Contact.
  40. Louisa New (2000): Conservation and cataloguing assistant, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery. Contact.
  41. Alan O’Connor (2007): Documentation assistant in the National Museum of Ireland, Natural History Division. Contact.
  42. Steve O’Connor (2001): TEFL, English Language School, Milan. Contact.
  43. Danilo Oliveira (2018): International Relations Department, UniCesumar, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
  44. Natasja den Ouden (2005): Research Associate, Naturalis, Leiden. Read about Natasja’s work on Pleistocene mammals from the North Sea in Nature. Now Collection Manager at Naturalis, Leiden, Netherlands.
  45. Claire Pepper (2002): PGCE Teacher Training, Institute of Education, London.
  46. Sheila Phillips (2003): PGCE Teacher Training, Exeter. Contact.
  47. Stephen Rawlinson (2000): PGCE Teacher Training, Bath.
  48. Jane Retter (2000): Field officer, Lochranza Field Station, Arran.
  49. Matt Riley (2004): Documentation Assistant – Natural History, Horniman Museum.
  50. Hector Rivera (2003): Palaeontology Coordinator, UNAM and Museo del Desierto, Mexico.
  51. Chris Rollason (2007): PGCE, Worcester.
  52. Jonathan Ruffle (2003): Museums assistant, Commonwealth Museum, Bristol.
  53. Snorri Sigurdsson (2005): Biology teacher, Reykjavik, Iceland. Contact.
  54. Rebecca Smith (2001): Curatorial Assistant – Natural Sciences, Manchester Museum. Contact.
  55. Dr Adam Stuart Smith (2003): PhD, University College, Dublin; 2004-7; Curator of Natural History, Wollaton Hall Museum, Nottingham. See Adam’s plesiosaur website .
  56. Emmajane Trickett (1998): Community Liaison Officer, RSPB Fairburn Ings, West Yorkshire. Contact .
  57. Jonah Weiss (2018): Teacher training, London.
  58. Vicky White (1999): Animal Science and Welfare Lecturer, Otley College, Ipswich. Contact.
  59. Matt Williams (2003): Geological curator, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.
  60. Jane Worrall (2002): Primary School Teacher. Director, North-east Yorkshire Geology Trust.

Commercial and other

  1. Leila Blankley (1999): PA, National Heritage Memorial Fund. Contact.
  2. Byron Blessed (1998): Commercial rock and fossil shop in Whitby, Yorkshire. Contact.
  3. Alison Brimacombe (2015): Editor, Elsevier.
  4. Hannah Caine (2009): Micropalaeontologist, Petrostrat, Aberdeen. Contact.
  5. Una Cassidy (2003): Hydrogeologist, Atkins. Contact.
  6. Joshua Cheung (2022): Geologist, AECOM Hong Kong.
  7. Jeff Dawson (2002): Field Programmes Manager at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
  8. Adele Dodgson (2003): Environmental technician, BAM Nuttall Ltd.; Chair, Greater Manchester RIGS group.
  9. Toby Fountaine (2003): Solicitor, Fisher Meredith, Richmond. Contact.
  10. Sophie Gayne (2018): Data analyst, Ofsted.
  11. Zoe Green (2018): Project manager at The Disruption House.
  12. Kieran Hardman (2007): Demand Manager, Johnson & Johnson. Contact.
  13. Zena Kain (2000): Personnel management, Hays Montrose Personnel.
  14. Sophie Kendall (2018): Marine Management Organisation.
  15. Brian Leigh (1999): Hydrologist, Environment Agency, Leeds.
  16. Christine Lipkin Gordon (2003): Formerly IT Manager, Linacre College, Oxford. Now, Christchurch, New Zealand. Contact.
  17. Vanisa Pankhania (2018): Analyst, Bank of Ireland.
  18. Sean Parker (2014): Research Data Analyst, Money Saving Direct.
  19. James Renshaw (2002): Senior Exploration Geoscientist, Shell, London. Contact.
  20. Lara Shychoski (2006): Wildlife artist, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  21. Polly Snowden (2000): Trainee forensic scientist, Forensic Science Service.
  22. Mark Stanley (2019): Analytical Geochemist at the Natural History Museum, London.
  23. Kate Yarrington (2003): International Relationship Manager, Technology Strategy Board. Now Global Engagement Manager at UK Research and Innovation.  Contact.

Contact lost

  1. Dimitri Michailidis (2000): Research on Pleistocene avifaunas and hominid remains from Greece (University of Athens).
  2. Dr Edine Pape (2012-2016): Investigating biogeochemical evidence for chemosymbiosis at fossil cold seeps (University of Leeds).
  3. Alexei Rivera (2004): Research on Evolution of rocky shores through time (University of California, Berkeley, California).
  4. Dr Tamsin Rothery (1998): Pleurosaur biology and systematics (small marine lizard-like reptiles) (McGill University, Montreal).
  5. Dr Ross Elgin (2005): PhD, Flight and flight control in short tailed Pterosauria (University of Heidelberg, 2014).
  6. Andrew Smith (2000): Research on Early Carboniferous terrestrial ecosystems (National University of Ireland, Galway).
  7. Elizabeth Sweet (2006): Carbon-13 in particulate organic matter in the southern ocean (Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Sciences, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  8. Nathalie Thomas (2000): Taphonomy and diversity of a Carboniferous Lagerstatte: The invertebrates of Bear Gulch (University of Leicester).

Past students: if your details are wrong, or you have been missed off the lists, please contact John Cunningham. Also, give me a web link and e-mail contact if you want.