Rachel Walcott

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Dr Rachel Walcott

Professional title: 
Other
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Earth Sciences (geology, mineralogy)
Other (professional title): 
Head Curator
Organization name: 
National Museums Scotland
Organization type: 
Government/Public Services
City: 
Edinburgh
Country: 
United Kingdom

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I have been head of the Earth Systems Collections (rocks, minerals and meteorites) at the National Museums Scotland since 2011. Prior to that I was a researcher in Landscape Dynamics at the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences where I did numerical modelling. My PhD, research MSc, and a BSc(hons) research projects where in the field of metamorphic petrology and structural geology with a strong field geology component. Thus I have a broad range of expertise - from physical sample acquisition and to digital data generation and data management. I currently manage a team of people auditing the collection data and have an interest in issues relating to the digital representation of physical specimens.





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