Geology and physical sciences staff

Postal address:

World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EN


Wendy Simkiss

Curator, Earth and Physical Sciences

Previous research includes the Ravenhead collection of Upper Carboniferous (Langsettian/Pennsylvanian) plant fossils collected by Henry Hugh Higgins (1814 - 1893) from the St Helens area of Merseyside.

My current research is on the local Triassic rocks to establish vegetation and environment of the Liverpool area during the Anisian (Middle Triassic) to allow an accurate depiction of landscape and developing ecosystems.

I am also researching the history of mineral specimens from the Derby Collection acquired in 1893 and developing and writing up a new system of storage for physical science objects in museum collections.