Geraldine Finlayson

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Prof Geraldine Finlayson, GA, MSc, PhD, currently CEO at the Gibraltar National 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 National 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.

She was appointed Adjunct Professor at Liverpool John Moores University in 2018.

In 2019 she was awarded the Gibraltar Medallion of Distinction by the Gibraltar Parliament for Public Service, specifically for her work on Gorham's Cave.