I’m Dr Tori Herridge, a palaeobiologist at the Natural History Museum in London. I specialise in fossil elephants, particularly those species which lived in Europe during the Ice Age: mammoths and straight-tusked elephants.
My research focuses on the evolution of dwarf elephants — sadly now extinct — on Mediterranean islands.
I’m the co-founder of TrowelBlazers, an organisation dedicated to telling the stories of pioneering women in palaeontology, geology and archaeology, and addressing gender disparity in these fields today. See trowelblazers.com, or join TeamTB (me, Suzie, Brenna & Becky) and the rest of the TrowelBlazers community on twitter, facebook and tumblr.
I have made a few TV programmes (Woolly Mammoth: The Autopsy, Dino Autopsy — there’s a theme emerging). My latest is Walking Through Time for Channel 4. It doesn’t feature any autopsies.
Oh, and I’m writing a book for Bloomsbury Sigma. It’s called the World’s Smallest Mammoth.
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