Miranda is a Principal Curator and museum scientist at the Natural History Museum, London. With over two decades worth of collections management and curatorial skills she cares for a plethora of historically important specimens, she also presents lectures on both curatorial research and popular science. Her scientific expertise is in peracarid crustacea and in coral taxonomy. Miranda directly manages both the Crustacea and cnidaria, and associated minor phyla collections.
Miranda is a founding member of Museum Detox, and also mentors students as part of the Social Mobility Foundation ‘Aspiring Professionals’ scheme and the Prince’s Trust. In 2013, Miranda was one of three finalists for the National Diversity Awards ‘Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith’, receiving a Certificate of Excellence for her achievement. Most recently she has received the accolade of being listed in BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet.