Clive Finlayson#

Academic background
  • 1976 Bachelor of Science (BSc) Special Honours Degree in Zoology (Class I), The University of Liverpool, UK
  • 1980 Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), The University of Oxford, UK
  • 1991 Master of Science (MSc) in Museum Studies, The University of Leicester, UK

Fellowships, memberships and awards
  • 1976 Liverpool University Biological Society Prize for best student in the academic year
  • 1976 Recipient of the first David Lack Studentship awarded by the British Ornithologists’ Union
  • 1990 Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London
  • 2003 Awarded MBE in H.M. The Queen’s New Year Honours

Other related matters
  • Co-director (with C.B.Stringer, J. Rodriguez Vidal and F.Giles Pacheco) of the Gibraltar Caves Research Project 1991-present
  • Organiser of Calpe International Conferences in Gibraltar.
  • Supervised doctoral theses for the Universities of Oxford, Cardiff, Southampton and Anglia (UK)
  • Doctoral thesis examiner for the University of Córdoba, Rovira I Virgili and Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Collaborated with Professor Larry Sawchuk of the University of Toronto on anthropological research in Gibraltar 1987-present
  • Researched and assisted in a number of international television documentaries on ecology and on human evolution, in particular for the BBC Natural History Unit, National Geographic Explorer Series, Discovery Channel and Television Española. Most recently with BBC Television in a Horizon documentary on human origins to be screened in February 2005
  • Researched and presented several Gibraltar Television series on the Heritage of Gibraltar.
  • Contributed to a number of scientific programmes produced by BBC Radio.
  • Researched and assisted in the production of two National Geographic Magazine articles, one on Gibraltar and the other on Neanderthals.
  • Regular writer of popular science and history articles in the Gibraltar press, particularly the Gibraltar Chronicle, as well as for popular historical and science magazines.
  • Founder and Chairman of the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society 1978-1992
  • Trustee of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust 1987-1989
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