Museum Scientist and Principal Curator, Natural History Museum London
As Principal Curator and Museum Scientist at the Natural History Museum, Miranda studies Crustacea (Crabs, shrimps, lobsters) and Cnidaria (jellyfish & corals) and cares for a collection of a plethora of historically important specimens, which include Charles Darwin’s barnacles! She is passionate about the role that museum exhibitions play in our understanding of the natural world and has appeared in BBC Radio 4’s Natural Histories and BBC Four’s Britain’s Whale Hunters: The Untold Story. In 2013, Miranda was one of three finalists in the National Diversity Awards ‘Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith’ receiving a Certificate of Excellence for her achievement.
“As a child I loved wildlife, animals, nature and photography, so family trips to museums spurred my interest to pursue a career in science. I also enjoyed Biology & Chemistry at school. With a background in molecular research, I started out my career over 20 years ago at the Natural History Museum as a Curatorial Assistant.”
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