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Sharon Grant

Technology Liaison to Science

Information Technology

I'm the Information Systems Director. Areas of expertise include Biodiversity Informatics, Data Standards Development, Data Management, Digitization Workflow and Training. Also in my bailiwick is the administration of EMu; the Field Museum's main collections database.

Recent Blog Posts

Additional Information


  1. M.Sc. Natural Resource Management - University of Leicester, Leicester. U.K.
  2. Postgraduate Diploma Information Systems - Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. U.K.
  3. B.Sc. Marine and Fisheries Ecology 2:1 - University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen. U.K.



Work experience

Current Field Museum (FM) Position:

Information Systems Director


Technology Liaison to Science

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collections data integrity and archiving (KE EMu, IPT)
  • Projects advisor (Science/Technology Projects)
  • Media production advisor (Science & Education)

The Natural History Museum, London (NHM). Jun 2002 – Dec 2009

Systems and Database Manager

Primary Responsibilities:

Institution: British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Apr 1996 – Jun 2002

Numerical Marine Ecologist

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Scientific support for oceanographic instrumentation.
  • Member of cruise planning team and HQ/ship liaison for divisional cruise itineraries.
  • Watch leader / principal scientist during science cruises.
  • Develop methodologies for use of new scientific oceanographic equipment such as Optical Plankton Counters.
  • GIS manager and cartographic support for pelagic ecosystem projects.