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Rigby, Susan 1965-

Rigby, Susan 1965-
(Susan Fuller, Sue Rigby)


Born August 5, 1965, in Manchester, England; daughter of Brian (a teacher) and Marjorie (a teacher; maiden name, Fitton) Rigby; married Michael Jeremy Fuller (a minister of religion), September 3, 1993; children: Peter John, Thomas James. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Oxford University, B.Sc., 1986; Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1990. Politics: "Left-wing." Hobbies and other interests: Opera, nineteenth-century literature, military history.


Home—Edinburgh, Scotland. Office— School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, W. Mains Rd., Edinburgh EH9 3JW, Scotland. E-mail—[email protected]


Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, junior research fellow, 1990-92; University of Leicester, Leicester, England, lecturer, 1992-95; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, senior lecturer in geosciences, 1995—, head of Grant Institute, 2005—.


The Mitchell Beazley Guide to Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones, Mitchell Beazley (London, England), 1991.

Caves (juvenile), illustrated by Robert Burns and others, Troll Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 1994.

(Under name Sue Fuller) Rocks & Minerals, Dorling Kindersley (New York, NY), 1995, 2nd edition, DK Publishing (New York, NY), 2003.

Eyewitness Guide to Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones, Dorling Kindersley (New York, NY), 1995.

(Under name Sue Rigby) Fossils: The Story of Life, British Geological Survey (Keyworth, Nottingham, England), 1997.

(Under name Sue Fuller; with Chris Maynard) 1001 Facts about Rocks and Minerals, DK Publishing (New York, NY), 2003.

(Under name Sue Rigby; with Clare Milsom) Fossils at a Glance, Blackwell Science (Malden, MA), 2004.

Author of scientific papers.


Research on the life habits and ecology of graptolites, an extinct group of plankton.

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