Dr Victoria Herridge

Dr Tori Herridge is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the Natural History Museum, London.

With a BSc in biology from University College London and an MSc in taxonomy and biodiversity from Imperial College London, Tori returned to University College London on a scholarship to study for a PhD in Evolutionary Biology. Realising the need for improved fossil dating, Tori successfully secured funding to work as a co-investigator at the Natural History Museum which she carried out alongside her PhD.

Following further research, Tori went on to co-found TrowelBlazers, a women-in-science activist collective and began a parallel freelance career in Science broadcasting, developing and presenting factual television series. You can read more about this on her website toriherridge.com

As an expert on fossil elephants, particularly those species which lived in Europe during the Ice Age, Tori is returning to research after a four year career break. Her project is titled: Evolution of Elephant molar morphology

Due to finish in 2023, this Fellowship is sponsored by the Anatomical Society.



Host and Sponsor

  • Natural History Museum
  • Anatomical Society