Gibraltar Museum

Office Manager

Born:

Poole, United Kingdom, 1972

Educated:

United Kingdom

Position:

Office Manager

 

Marie Mosquera joined the Gibraltar Museum in 2002 initially as a Personal Assistant to the Director. She has been involved in a broad spectrum of administration and organisational roles including conference organisation, logistical support during archaeological excavations and data input.

 

In 2011 Marie became the Collections Manager having responsibility for the cataloguing, monitoring and care of the museum collections. She continues in her role with conference organisation, assists with arrangements for temporary exhibitions and the refurbishment of museum galleries and displays.

 

Prior to joining the museum team Marie had been a staff nurse for 7 years, 5 of which were spent in the Royal Navy. She retrained in the Navy to complete a further two and a half years in a social work role within the Royal Navy Welfare Department.

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Director, Natural History Department

 

Born:

Gibraltar, 1983

Educated:

Gibraltar

Alma mater:

University of Derby

Position:

Director, Natural History Department

Publications:

Various books and academic papers (see Publications)

Research Interests:

  • Neanderthal exploitation of birds;
  • Birds as indicators of paleoclimate;
  • Bat ecology in southern Iberia and the Strait of Gibraltar.

 

Stewart Finlayson is the Director of the Gibraltar Museum’s Natural History Department and is currently reading for a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University. Stewart’s PhD is specifically looking at the relationship between Neanderthals and birds, how Neanderthals exploited these animals, what species, in specific, were being used, and for what reason. Stewart is also working on birds as climate indicators, trying to establish what habitats looked like based on the bird species found in Gibraltar’s fossil record.

 

Stewart’s passion has always been birds, and he has been involved in various studies around Iberia alongside his parents Clive and Geraldine. He also leads on a study of Chiroptera in Gibraltar since 2013 called Gib-Bats and heads the Gibraltar Museum’s Caving Unit.

 

Stewart is a successful wildlife photographer, member of the Royal Photographic Society and has published his works in various books and magazines. He has co-authored of ‘A Guide to Wild Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar’ published by Santana books.

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Managing Director

 

Born:

Gibraltar, 1960

Educated:

Gibraltar

Alma mater:

Anglia Ruskin University

University of Leicester

Position:

Managing Director

Publications:

Various books and academic papers (see Publications)

Research Interests:

  • Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of vegetation and animals;
  • Relationships between climate, vegetation, landscape features and biodiversity.

 

Dr Geraldine Finlayson, GA, MSc, PhD, currently Managing Director at the Gibraltar Museum, was awarded her PhD by Anglia Ruskin University for her thesis “Climate, Vegetation and Biodiversity – A Multiscale Study of the South of the Iberian Peninsula" and her main areas of interest are spatio-temporal distribution patterns of vegetation and animals, and the relationships between climate, vegetation, landscape features and biodiversity.

 

She has been an active researcher for over thirty years, during which time she has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has presented over thirty papers at international conferences. Her work has been mainly focused on the Iberian Peninsula within the Quaternary.

 

Geraldine heads the departments of Heritage, and Environmental Services at the Gibraltar Museum as well as the Underwater Research Unit, and is Senior Tutor for the Nautical Archaeological Society in Gibraltar, an Advanced Diver and Open Water Instructor with the British Sub-Aqua Club.

 

She has worked as a consultant for HM Government of Gibraltar, for UNESCO, and for the Heritage Superintendence of Malta.

 

In 2006 Geraldine was granted the Gibraltar Award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Director, Chief Scientist & Curator

 

Born: Gibraltar, 1955
Educated: Gibraltar
Alma mater:

University of Liverpool, University of Oxford, University of Leicester

Position: Director, Chief Scientist & Curator
Publications: Various books and academic papers (see Publications)
Research Interests:
  • Human evolution;
  • Avian biogeography.

 

Professor Clive Finlayson MBE, DPhil, MAE is Director of the Gibraltar Museum and also has the specific roles of Chief Scientist and Curator. He has a first class honours degree in Zoology from the University of Liverpool and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He is also Master of Science in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. Clive was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea in 2010.

 

His research interests are varied and include human evolution and avian biogeography. Clive has written eight books and co-authored three others and has published with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Bloomsbury. He has a large list of papers and articles to his name.

 

He was awarded the MBE in H.M. the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2003.

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