Fossil fish specimen

390 million year old fish

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most.

Dr Roz Wade

Museum of Zoology

Dr Roz Wade

“I wasn’t one of those children obsessed with dinosaurs. It was later, at university, that I discovered a love of fossils. I went on to study the Middle Devonian osteolepidid fishes of Scotland for my PhD. I described the anatomy of these 390 million year old fish, from the pattern of the scales to the structure of the braincase, and used these data to analyse their evolutionary relationships with respect to tetrapods (vertebrates with limbs and digits).

I am now the learning officer in the Museum, where I get to enthuse about the amazing world of animals, fossil and living, every day.”


An equal world is an enabled world.
#IWD2020  #EachforEqual

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