- The evolution of human cognition, particularly the evolution of speech and language.
- The archaeological evidence for hominin cognition.
- The evolution of modern human growth and development, particularly at adolescence.
- Modern human morphological variation.
- The relationship between hard and soft tissue and the associated skeletal markers for soft tissue
Employment at NHM
I joined the Museum in March 2006 as Repatriation Co-ordinator. In January 2008, I became Head of the newly formed Human Remains Unit.
- PhD. Biological Anthropology, University College London
- MSc Human Evolution and Behaviour, University College London
- BSc Behavioural Science, University of Northampton
- University College London
- University of Northampton
- University of Southampton
Courses including: Palaeoanthropology, primatology, Human Ecology, Evolutionary anatomy, Human Skeletal Biology, Research methods
- 2003: Member of the organising committee for the 5th annual conference of British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
- 2002-2005 Elected Membership Secretary of the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Serve on the Executive committee.
- 2001: Member of the Human Evolution and Behaviour Society conference organising committee hosted at UCL
- World Archaeology Congress Conference 2008 Bones can speak to us too: How the techniques of physical anthropology can reveal human identities.
- British Museum International Curatorial Training Programme 2008 Museums and Human Remains
- Department of Archaeology University of Southampton 2006 Settling the dead: issues in the repatriation of human remains.
- Radical Archaeology Group Camden 2006 Settling the dead: issues in the repatriation of human remains.
- ESF workshop: Music, language & human evolution. University of Reading 2004 Invited speaker. Specialised for speech? The evolution of the human vocal tract.
- Evolutionary Anatomy Unit Anatomy Department UCL 2003 Predicting hyoid bone dimensions from cranial measurements.
- CAHO, Department of Archaeology University of Southampton.2003 Specialised for speech? The evolution of the human vocal tract
- Primate Society of Great Britain Winter Meeting 2002. Comparing Vocal tracts across primate species
- Department of Archaeology and Antiquity,University of Birmingham. 2002Speech and the Neanderthals
University of Kent Department of Anthropology seminar series.2000 Paying the price of speech