Rob primarily assists with the management of the Coleoptera and Small Order insect collections. He facilitates access to the collections by answering enquiries, dealing with loan requests and hosting visitors. Rob also works flexibly on a number of curatorial projects across the Life collections department which encompasses all zoological materials.
Rob first started volunteering at the Cole Museum of Zoology in 2015 whist studying a BSc in Zoology at the University of Reading. His work here focussed on the re-curation of the Mollusca collections. After graduating he went on to work as a Collections Assistant at the Portsmouth Natural History Museum where he contributed to several large projects including the re-curation and re-housing of the Herbarium. During this time he began to specialise in entomological work, focussing on the digitisation and re-curation of the H.L.F. Guermonprez entomology collections, developing particular interest in Coleoptera and Lepidoptera collections.