Katarina Almeida-Warren

PhD Candidate I Anthropology

Areas: Primatology, Palaeoanthropology

Topics: Tool Use in Chimpanzees, Early Hominin Landscape Use

PhD Advisor: Susana Carvalho

Projects:

 

    Dr Alexandra Alvergne

    Faculty I Anthropology

    Areas: Evolutionary Anthropology, Evolutionary Medicine & Public Health

    Topics: Human Life History, Reproductive Ecology, Contraceptive Behaviour, Cultural Transmission Dynamics

    Projects:

     

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    Lucy Baehren

    PhD Candidate I Anthropology

    Areas: Social Anthropology, Comparative Primatology, Social Evolution

    Topics: Ritual Behaviour

    PhD AdvisorsSusana Carvalho and Harvey Whitehouse

    Projects:

    The Evolution of Leave-Taking Across Humans and Non-Human Primates

     

    Prof. Nick Barton

    Faculty I Archaeology

    Areas: Paleolithic Archaeology

    Topics: Hunter-Gatherer Behaviour, Human Adaptations to Environmental Change, Cultural Evolution

    Projects:

    Morocco Caves Project 

    Cemeteries and Sedentism

    Dr Scott Blumenthal

    Post-Doc I Newton Fellow I Archaeology

    Areas: Human Evolution, Palaeocology

    Topics: Evolution of Hominin and Primate Diets, Hominin Paleoenvironments, Stable Isotopes

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    Dr Cristian Capelli

    Faculty I Zoology

    Areas: Human evolution, Genetics

    Topics: Genetic History, Genetic Admixture

    Projects:

    Mark Carnall

    Curator I Oxford University Natural History Museum

    Areas: Life Collections (Vertebrate & Invertebrate )

    Topics: Digitisation in Museums, Public Engagement and Natural History, 3D Printing on Museum Collections, Casts & Replicas

     

     

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    Dr Susana Carvalho

    Faculty I Anthropology II Director for Paleontology and Primatology of the Gorongosa National Park

    Areas: Primatology, Palaeoanthropology

    Topics: Human Behavioural Evolution, Technological Evolution, Primate Tool use, and Pliocene Archaeology

    Projects:

     

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    João Coelho

    PhD Candidate I Anthropology

    Areas: Paleoanthropology, Forensic Anthropology

    Topics: Geospatial Paleoanthropology, Geometric Morphometrics and Osteology

    PhD AdvisorSusana Carvalho, Robert L. Anemone and Eugénia Cunha

    Projects:

    Automated Geospatial Search for Fossil Sites in Africa: A Computer Vision and Machine Learning Approach

      Dr Emma Cohen

      Faculty I Anthropology

      Areas: Social Psychology, Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology

      Topics: Movement, exercise, social bonding, social support, physical performance and wellbeing

      Projects:

      Movement, exercise and social bonding

      Social support, physical performance and wellbeing

      Physical play and social bonding in child development

      Media

      Ryan Daniels

      PhD Candidate I Zoology

      Areas: Human evolution, Genetics

      Topics: Genetic History, Genetic Admixture

      PhD AdvisorCristian Capelli

      Projects:

      Dr Tamas David-Barrett

      Researcher I Experimental Psychology

      Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences, Evolutionary Anthropology

      Topics: The Evolution of Social Network Building Traits in Humans, Mathematical Models of Behavioural Synchronisation

      Projects:

      Dr Giuseppe Donati

      Reader I Oxford Brookes University

      Areas: Primate Behavioural Ecology, Tropical Ecology, Primate Conservation

      Topics: Lemurs, Habitat Disturbance, Nutritional Ecology, Cathemerality

      Projects:

       

      Prof. Robin Dunbar

      Faculty I Experimental Psychology

      Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences, Evolutionary Psychology

      Topics: Social Networks, Large-Scale Community Bonding, Human Sociality

      Projects:

      Dr Laura Fortunato

      Faculty I Anthropology

      Areas: Evolutionary Anthropology

      Topics: Evolution of Human Behaviour

      Projects:

      Human Family Systems

      Cultural Evolution

      Cooperation and Social Complexity

        Naomi Freud

        Head of Institute of Human Sciences

        Areas: Human Ecology and Adaptation

        Topics: Adaptations to nutritionally challenged environments

        Projects:

        Agricultural risk minimisation strategies
        Recreating family after catastrophe: a retrospective consideration of how nuclear families recreate themselves following child loss

        Miguel González-Santos

        PhD Candidate I Zoology

        Areas: Human evolution, Genetics

        Topics: Genetic History, Genetic Admixture

        PhD AdvisorCristian Capelli

        Projects:

        Philippa Hammond

        PhD Candidate I Anthropology

        Areas: Primatology, Paleoanthropology

        Topics:  Adaptation to Predation

        PhD AdvisorsSusana Carvalho and Dora Biro

        Projects:

        The Effect of Leopard Re-introduction on Baboon Behaviour in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

          Prof. Rosalind Harding

          Faculty I Zoology

          Areas: Evolutionary Genetics, Host-Pathogen Co-Evolution

          Topics: Genetic Diversity in Human and Bacterial Populations, Antibiotic Resistance

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          Prof. Geoffrey A. Harrison

          Emeritus Professor I Former director of the Institute of Biological Anthropology

          Areas: Human Ecology, Genetics of Adaptation

          Topics: Relationships between Adaptability, Environment and Fitness; Lifestyle & Wellbeing

          Past Projects:

          Adaptation to altitude

          Geographical variance in blood polymorphism

          Variation in human well-being  and stress hormones levels

          Determinants of human growth

           

            Katerina Johnson

            PhD Candidate I Experimental Psychology

            Areas: Evolutionary Neuroscience, Evolutionary Public Health and Medicine

            Topics: Social Relationships and the Microbiome

            PhD advisorsRobin Dunbar; Phil Burnet

            Projects:

            Exploring connections between the microbiome, brain and behaviour

            Kristofer Jönsson Hulander

            PhD Candidate I Anthropology

            Areas: Evolutionary Medicine & Public Health, Biocultural Anthropology

            Topics: Autism & Social Mind Plasticity

            PhD advisor: Alexandra Alvergne

            Projects:

            Is the mind of young adults with high-functioning autism plastic?

             

            Dr Kathryn Krakowka

            Post-Doc I Archaeology, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

            Areas: Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology

            Topics: Trauma, Violence, Palaeopathology

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            Dr Jacques Launay

            Visiting Researcher I Brunel University

            Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences

            Topics: Music Psychology, Singing & Well-being

            Projects:

            Synchrony and exertion during dance independently raise pain threshold and encourage social bonding.

             

            Dr Ophelie Lebrasseur

            Post-Doc I Archaeology

            Areas: Evolutionary Genetics, Bioarchaeology

            Topics: Ancient DNA, Phylogenetic Evolution of Culture, Zooarchaeology, Animal Husbandry, Public Archaeology and Outreach

            Projects:

            Prof. Julia Lee-Thorp

            Faculty I Archaeology

            Areas: Human Evolution, Palaeocology

            Topics: Dietary Ecology of Hominins in Africa and Eurasia, Hominin Paleoenvironments, Stable Isotopes

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            Dr. Lydia V. Luncz

            Leverhulme Early Career Fellow I Anthropology

            Areas: Primatology, Palaeoanthropology

            Topics: The Evolution of Material Culture, Comparative and Archaeological Methods, Tool Use

            Projects:

            Comparative Research on Stone Tool Use in Living Primates

            The Origin and Evolution of Wooden Tool Use in Chimpanzees and Early Hominins

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            Dr Pádraig Mac Carron

            Post-Doc I Experimental Psychology

            Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences

            Topics: The Structure of Social Networks

            Projects:

            A Networks Approach to Mythological Epics

            Calling Dunbar's numbers

             

            Dr Kesson Magid

            Researcher I Anthropology

            Areas: Evolutionary Anthropology, Evolutionary Medicine & Public Health

            TopicsHuman Life History, Reproductive Ecology, Evolution of Cognition

            Projects:

            Cross-cultural variations in cognitive styles among migrants

            How doe migration and lifestyle impact upon male reproductive hormones ?

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            Dr Nicholas Marquez-Grant

            Faculty I Anthropology

            Areas: Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human remains

            Topics: Age estimation, Trauma, Victim identification

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            Dr Francesco Montinaro

            Post-Doc I Zoology

            Areas: Human evolution, Genetics

            Topics: Genetic History, Genetic Admixture

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            Dr Iain Morley

            Faculty I Anthropology

            Areas: Human Evolution, Paleolithic archaeology

            Topics: The Prehistory of Music, prehistoric religious behaviour, Palaeoanthropology, Ritual and Play in evolution

            Projects:

            Malgosia Nowak-kemp

            Honorary Researcher I Oxford University Museum of Natural History II PhD candidate I Oxford Brookes University

            Areas: History of Science, Human Remains, Natural History

            Topics: Museum Collections, History of collecting, Preserving and Displaying of zoological specimens, including Human Remains.

            Projects:

              Amy Orben

              PhD Candidate I Experimental Psychology

              Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences

              Topics: The Evolution of Sociality

              PhD advisorRobin Dunbar

              Projects:

              Are we friends now? The psychology of social media

              Dr Eiluned Pearce

              Post-Doc I Experimental Psychology

              Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences, Cultural Evolution

              Topics: The Evolution of Social Organisation, Cultural and Brain Evolution in Neanderthals and Modern Humans

              Projects:

              Singing, Well-being and Group Cohesion

              Testing Mathematical Models of Social Network Cohesion in Hunter-Gatherers Against the Archaeological Record

               

              Cole Robertson

              PhD Candidate I Experimental Psychology

              Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences

              Topics: The Evolution of Language, Social Cognition

              PhD advisors: Robin Dunbar; Asifa Majid

              Project:

              The role of language in the development of social cognition

              Daniel Schofield

              PhD candidate I Anthropology

              Areas: Primatology, Palaeoanthropology

              Topics: Cumulative culture, Tool use, Social Networks, Chimpanzees

              PhD AdvisorsSusana Carvalho & Dora Biro

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                Dr Rick Schulting

                Faculty I Archaeology

                Areas: Archaeological Science, Prehistoric Archaeology, Bioarchaeology

                Topics: Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe, PalaeoDiet, Trauma

                Projects:

                Dr Bronwyn Tarr

                Post-Doc I Experimental Psychology

                Dr Jackie Thompson

                Post-Doc I Experimental Psychology

                Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences

                Topics: Learning & High-Level Cognition

                Projects:

                Better together? The cognitive advantages of synaesthesia for time, numbers, and space.

                 

                Prof. Stanley Ulijaszek

                Faculty I Anthropology

                Areas: Nutritional Ecology, Disease Ecology, Political Ecology

                Topics: Obesity, Food security, Growth patterns

                Projects:

                Dr Simon Underdown

                Research Associate I Senior Lecturer I Oxford Brookes University

                Areas: Human Evolution

                Topics: Palaeoanthropology, Human-Disease Co-Evolution, Cognitive Evolution & Public Engagement

                Projects:

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                Prof. Harvey Whitehouse

                Faculty I Anthropology

                Areas: Cognitive Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology

                Topics: Rituals, Religion, Morality, Warfare

                Projects:

                Dr Rafael Wlodarski

                Post-Doc I Experimental Psychology

                Areas: Evolutionary Neurosciences, Evolutionary Anthropology

                Topics: Human Social Behaviour, Health and Well-being, Mating Pair-Bonds

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