Curator of the Crustacea Collection at the British Museum (Natural History), later the Natural History Museum, London.
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Crustaceana, from its first issu in 1960
She had a great sense of humour, and when a scientific colleague thought that the title of her paper sounded like a limerick, he composed one and sent it to her:
A thermophilous shrimp from Tunisia
Said: when it gets cold I get busier
I dig a hole
And fill it with coal;
Then there’s nowhere as warm as it is ‘ere.
She replied with:
The idea’s OK – but Aplysia
Is the rhyme I should choose for Tunisia
A purist and Scot,
I simply could not
Pronounce it to rhyme with ‘it is ‘ier-r-r!!