Heather joined the Queensland Museum in 1986, shortly after it moved to its present site at South Brisbane.
She worked as an Education Officer for 8 years before moving to her current position as a Research Assistant / Collection Manager in the Biodiversity Program.
She is responsible for the collection and preservation of bird and mammal specimens as well as maintenance and searches of the vertebrate database. She assists the Senior Curator, Steve Van Dyck, in research projects including a long term study on the Water Mouse.
In Wednesdays, she hosts an esteemed group of volunteers who greatly assist reducing the backlog of frozen animals through preparatory methods, including skinning.