I wanted to understand more about what sorts of jobs there are in the field of entomology, and to help other children to do so too.  I conducted a series of interviews, and shortened versions of these are being published in the Amateur Entomologists' Society junior magazine, The Bug Club magazine, under the series title Working in Entomology.


Because these are fascinating people, it was very hard to reduce the interview to a short enough length to be published, but there are loads of interesting bits I had to cut out.  So here, for each interview, I have given the short version as published a complete transcript too.

The first interview published was with Professor Mike Majerus, the AES President, in October 2008.  To read the published short version, click here.  To read a complete transcript of the whole interview, click here.  To hear the interview, click here.

The second interview was with Dr George McGavin, TV presenter, author and until recently Head of Entomology at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  It was published in December 2008 in the AES Bug Club Magazine.  To read the short version, click here.  A complete transcript of the interview can be found here.  If you would prefer to listen to it, please click here.


The third interview was with Oliver St John, a genetic engineer working for a company called Oxitec, which works to control mosquito-carried diseases without using pesticides.  Read it here.

My interview with Dr Martin Hall, a forensic entomologist was published in the August 2009 Bug Club Magazine.  You can read it here or listen to it here.

I was also lucky enough to interview Seirian Sumner, who works on social wasps and is based at the Zoological Society of London.  The published article is here, the full transcript here and you can listen to it here.


Other interviews will be posted here as they are published.