Eileen’s core responsibilities include overall collections care and curation; helping with exhibitions and public enquiries; overseeing volunteers and researchers; and handling loans for the Department.
She is working on a major long-term project to integrate the KE-Emu collection-based database into the daily operations of the museum. This will support many wide-ranging areas of her job, such as the invertebrate spirit collections move and upgrade as well as reducing the museum’s backlog.
Eileen also participates in special presentations and events, representing the museum at conferences and workshops, and enjoys public engagement opportunities.
Her main area of expertise is zoology, with a focus on mammals and other vertebrates.