Dianne Edwards - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1961: Scholarship to Girton College, Cambridge
  • 1961-1964: Natural Science Tripos at Cambridge University. Double First. Specialisation in Botany
  • 1964-1967: Postgraduate Cornell and Cambridge University (PhD: Lower Devonian plants in Britain)
  • 1968-1970: Research Fellowships NERC & Girton College
  • 1970-present: Cardiff University Research Fellow to Distinguished Research Professor and Head of School
  • 1994-2008:NERC - TFLS, ES, TFS Boards; Peer review College; Council
  • 1994-2007: National Botanic Garden of Wales: Trustee
  • 1998-2005: Member of Individual Merit Promotion Panel (IMP), Research Councils
  • 1999-2006: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh: Trustee
  • 2000-2006: Member of Darwin Advisory Committee (DEFRA)
  • 2001-2007: Member of Countryside Council of Wales
  • 2001-2002/2007-2008: Member of RAE Earth/Environmental Sciences Panel
  • 2002-2006: Seconded to National Botanic Garden of Wales as Part-Time Interim Director
  • 2003: Natural History Museum: Trustee
  • 2005-2007: Royal Society Council
  • 2010-: Leverhulme Advisory Panel

Associate Editor: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Palaeontographica B, Transactions of the Royal Society Edinburgh (Earth Sciences), Acta Paleobotanica; Chief editor: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 1992-2004; Palaeontology:1982-1993

Advisor for courses/posts in Oxford, Cambridge, Galway, Dublin, Cork, Edinburgh etc

Learned Societies:
  • Linnean Society (Council 1989-1992, Vice-President 1990-1991, President 2012)
  • Palaeontological Association (Council 1982-1993, President 1996-1998)
  • Systematics Association (Council 1980-1982)
  • Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh
  • Learned Society of Wales (Founder Fellow, Vice-President (STEMM 2010-14))
  • Society of Biology Fellow

165 publications in peer review journals
£6,515 p.a. in research funding since 2000

Current Research Topics (Collaborators in brackets):
  • Silurian/Devonian mega- and mesofossils from Wales and Welsh Borderland
  • Pridoli/Lower Devonian assemblages in China (Li Cheng-Sen)
  • In situ and ultrastructure of early spores (J.B. Richardson)
  • Plant/animal interactions (P. Selden)
  • Conducting tissues in embryophytes (J. Duckett)
  • Lichens (R. Honegger)
  • Imaging synchrotron: Zurich (P. Donoghue)
  • Analytical synchrotron: Berkeley (G. Cody)
  • Geochemistry (G.Abbott)
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