Sam W. Heads

Sam W. Heads (born 22 April 1983 in Northumberland, UK) is a British palaeontologist, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and an Officer of the Orthopterists' Society.[1]

Sam W. Heads
Born (1983-04-22) 22 April 1983 (age 37)
Alma materUniversity of Portsmouth Ph.D, 2009; B.Sc. (Hons), 2004
Spouse(s)Tina Louise Heads
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2009-
University of Portsmouth 2001-2009
Doctoral advisorDr David M. Martill (University of Portsmouth)
Other academic advisorsProf. Dr. Paul A. Selden (University of Kansas)

He received his training at the University of Portsmouth where he was awarded a B.Sc. (Hons) in Palaeobiology and Evolution in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Entomology in 2009. Dr. Heads is an authority on the taxonomy, systematics and palaeontology of Orthoptera.[2] He is based at the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[3]


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