Angela Ross

Curator of Vertebrates

  • Department: Natural Sciences
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Core responsibilities:

Responsible for the vertebrate collection and wildlife art collection. 

Staff background:

Angela Ross came to the Ulster after graduating with a degree in Biology and Ecology from the University of Ulster. She started within the Botany and Zoology department quickly developing an interest in curation and documentation becoming the Curator of Vertebrates.

Angela spent many years involved in the protection and research of bats in Northern Ireland. With a keen interest in taxidermy and animal skeletons, Angela is an expert at identifying any bone presented to her. She runs a very popular “Who’s skull is it?” game at outreach events.

In recent years Angela has become a vital part of the team within Collections adding content to the website and working with colleagues to create new content.

Staff interests:

Angela is a natural born curator. With a love of beads and jewellery making, she has catalogued her bead collection. She has also documented her library of books!

Angela is a very keen gardener, growing a large collection of hardy geraniums. She has two cats and several peacocks who keep her company while weeding. She also loves photography and can be found taking close up shots of hoverflies, dragonflies and flowers in the garden.

A recent interest in genealogy keeps her very busy researching her own and others family trees.