Fiona’s interest in marine biology began during childhood holidays spent on a small family boat and enjoying many happy hours of rock pooling, crabbing and observing the marine life on the pile moorings and harbour walls. She went on to study marine biology at Liverpool University and was fortunate to spend her final year at the Port Erin Marine Lab. Following various roles at Heriot-Watt University and Scottish Natural Heritage, she joined National Museums Scotland in 2000 as Curator of Marine Invertebrates. Fiona specialises in crustaceans, loves fieldwork and is passionate about developing the museum’s collection of marine invertebrates from Scotland and the NE Atlantic.
Fiona became Honorary Treasurer of the Society in 2018.