Staff Members

Stuart Semple - Oct 2013

Stuart Semple (Director)
Primate communication; stress and sociality; welfare.


Nadine Beckman

Nadine Beckmann
HIV/AIDS and Islam; sexuality, reproduction and notions of morality and uncertainty in Zanzibar; biopolitics and health activism in Tanzania.

Kirsten Bell

Kirsten Bell
Anthropology of public health; medical anthropology; science and technology studies; scholarly knowledge production; research ethics. 


ColetteColette Berbesque

Human ecology; evolution of the hominin diet; evolution of cooperation, prestige, and hierarchy.


Lia Betti

Lia Betti
Origin of modern human variation; skeletal morphology of the cranium and postcranium.


James Davies

James Davies
Psychological and psychiatric anthropology; professional socialisation; anthropology of fieldwork and fieldwork experience.


Julie Lehmann - Oct 2013

Julia Lehmann
Evolution of sociality; primate biogeography and conservation; social network analysis.


Garry Marvin

Garry Marvin
Human-animal relations; recreational hunting; representations of animals in cultures.

istvan new

Istvan Praet
Latin America (Ecuador); Amerindian forms of animism; anthropology’s relationship with the life sciences.



todd c rae

Todd C. Rae
Craniofacial morphology; evolution of anthropoids; theory and method of phylogenetic inference. Watch Todd speak about a day in the life of an anthropologist here.


caroline ross

Caroline Ross
Primate socio-ecology; reproductive strategies; brain evolution; human-wildlife conflict.



Jonathan Skinner
Tourism; heritage; social dance; ageing; arts health; interviewing and qualitative research methods.