Jennifer Gallichan

Contact Details

Jennifer Gallichan
Invertebrate Biodiversity
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3217

Staff Name

Jennifer Gallichan

Job Title

Curator: Invertebrate Biodiversity (Vertebrates/Mollusca)

Areas of Responsibility:

Facilitate access to the Mollusca and Vertebrate collections covering collection enquiries, visitors, loans and acquisitions. Research and interpretation of the collections through display, exhibition, social media, outreach and publications.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

BSc (Hons) Zoology; Member of Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Research Interests

Principally focused on historical research of the Melvill-Tomlin collection, co-authored ‘The New Molluscan names of César-Marie-Felix Ancey’ in 2008. Current projects include assisting with ‘The Great British Types Project’ and work digitising the Tomlin correspondence archive. Other key interests centered around outreach, events and exhibitions to promote the natural history collections. Undertaking training in the area of Vertebrates to better facilitate access to that collection.


Mollusc, collections, curation, taxonomy, systematics, historical, vertebrate, outreach.


Selected Publications

Mortimer, K. & Wood, H. & Gallichan, J. (accepted). A departmental face to social media: lessons learnt from promoting natural history collections at National Museum Cardiff. Journal of Natural Science Collections

Tattersfield, P., Rowson, B. & Gallichan, J. 2011. Bernard Verdcourt (1925-2011) – An Appreciation, Malacological Names and Bibliography. Journal of Conchology, 40 (6) 681-704.

Wood, H. & Gallichan, J. 2008. The new molluscan names of César-Marie-Felix Ancey including illustrations of type material from the National Museum of Wales. Studies in Biodiversity and Systematics of Terrestrial Organisms from the National Museum of Wales. Studies in Biodiversity and Systematics from the National Museum of Wales. Biotir Reports 3, pp. i-iv, 1-162, 26 pls.

Holmes A.M., Gallichan J. & Wood, H. 2006. Coracuta obliquata n. gen. (Chaster, 1897) (Bivalvia: Montacutidae) – First British record for 100 years. Journal of Conchology ,39(2) 151-158.

Gallichan, J. 2005. Documenting the past: Further insights into the Tomlin archive. Mollusc World, 7, 12-13

Gallichan, J. 2003. Documenting the past: Insights into the Tomlin archive. Mollusc World, 3, 11.

Blog Entries

International Tiger Day 2017
by Jennifer Gallichan
13 July 2017
Celebrating #SportMW
by Jennifer Gallichan
20 June 2017
The Cat is Out of the Bag!
by Jennifer Gallichan
17 March 2017
Sizing up Sawfish
by Jennifer Gallichan
19 January 2017
Just another Mollusc Monday
by Jennifer Gallichan
15 July 2015
Fire burn and cauldron bubble!
by Jennifer Gallichan
5 November 2014
On fieldwork in County Mayo
by Jennifer Gallichan
2 April 2014