Geraldine Finlayson

Managing Director

geraldine . finlayson @ gibmuseum . gi



Gibraltar, 1960



Alma mater:

Anglia Ruskin University

University of Leicester


Managing Director


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.