I’m Dr Tori Herridge, an evolutionary biologist and Daphne Jackson Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum in London.
My research addresses big evolutionary and environmental questions using a broad range of lab and field methods, all underpinned by the rich fossil record from the Quaternary Period (aka “The Ice Age”). I am an expert on fossil elephants, particularly those species which lived in Europe during the Ice Age: mammoths and straight-tusked elephants.
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: Ice Age: Return of the Mammoth? (Channel 4/Science Channel), Woolly Mammoth The Autopsy (Channel 4/Smithsonian), T. rex Autopsy (National Geographic), Hannibal’s Elephant Army (Channel 4/PBS), as well as the series Bone Detectives, Britain at Low Tide, and Walking Through Time for Channel 4.
I present the Natural History Museum’s podcast Wild Crimes. New episodes weekly — subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!
If you want to get in touch, fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can: