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Personal details
Name Professor Emily Rayfield
Job title Professor of Palaeobiology
Department School of Earth Sciences University of Bristol
Personal web page http://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/people/emily-j-rayfield/overview.html
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Telephone number work(0117) 39 41210
Qualifications BA(Oxon), PhD(Cantab)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Palaeontological Association
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology
The Geological Society
Keywords dinosaurs
fossils
biomechanics
Areas of expertise I research how living and fossil animal skeletons function, examine why skeletons are shaped in a particular way, and track these patterns through evolutionary time, noting how shape and function relate to patterns of species diversity and environmental factors. I am particularly interested in the evolution of the skull and its relation to feeding behaviour in dinosaurs, birds, crocodiles and more recently, mammals.
Media experience Interviews for TV, radio and print articles (newspaper, magazine, online). Consultancy for TV documentaries.