Dr Erica McAlister

Senior Curator of Diptera and Siphonaptera
e.mcalister [at] nhm.ac.uk

Erica is NHM's Senior Curator of Diptera and Siphonaptera overseeing a collection of between 3-4 million specimens. The collection is the most important type collection of Diptera globally. Her specific interests lie within Diptera especially medical entomology, Asilidae, and Mycetophilidae.

She is also involved in Public engagement both within the museum and externally. Externally she has presented a Radio 4 series on Insects (Who's the Pest) as well as appearing in many others (Radio 3, 4 and BBC London).