I’m Dr Tori Herridge, an evolutionary biologist and scientific associate at the Natural History Museum in London. I am also an expert on 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 instagram.
I also make TV programmes: Woolly Mammoth The Autopsy (Channel 4/Smithsonian), T. rex Autopsy (National Geographic), Hannibal’s Elephant Army (Channel 4/PBS), as well as the series Walking Through Time and Britain at Low Tide for Channel 4. Coming up in 2019, there’s Lost Beasts of the Ice Age (Discovery/Channel 4) and a new series of Britain at Low Tide.
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