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Head of Sciences, Museums Victoria

Norman leads a large and active natural sciences research team of curators, collection managers, postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students, research associates and volunteers.

For his own research he studies octopuses, squids, cuttlefishes and nautiluses (the cephalopods). He has also undertaken research into other invertebrates and Victorian fishes, and has published field guides on cephalopods and marine invertebrates, children’s books on natural history and has participated in numerous natural history documentaries.


  • –present
    Head of Sciences, Museum Victoria