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Current position


Research assistant, Archaeology, University of Southampton
http://www.soton.ac.uk/archaeology/

- Member of a research project that aims to use new and innovative techniques to digitally model the gait of hominins, using data taken from fossil footprint sites. Within this project I am responsible for synthesising the existing literature on fossil footprints and devising strategies for modelling gait patterns and bipedality. These data will be used to devise computer simulations to model the locomotor strategies of ancient humans and place them within their reconstructed environment.
Project PIs: Dr Graeme Earl and Dr Fraser Sturt


Visiting Researcher, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies (OCEES), Ohio University
http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms/ http://www.ocees.ohio.edu/

- Visiting researcher in the lab of Dr Audrone Biknevicius. This lab conducts research into mammalian kinematics (e.g. gait transitioning in quadrupeds) and functional morphology.


Previous position

Senior Research Fellow/Research Manager, Health Technology Assessment Programme, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Evaluations, Trials and Studies Co-ordinating Centre (NETSCC), University of Southampton http://www.hta.ac.uk/


Education History


2009    PhD Archaeology, University of Southampton
           Thesis: The Expression of Bilateral Asymmetry in the Hands and Humeri: A Methodological Comparison                  
           Supervised by Dr Sonia Zakrzewski
. Funded in part by the British Academy Centenary Project - From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain

2002    MSc Human Evolution and Behaviour, University College London
           Dissertation: Hominoid Body Mass Estimation: A Comparison of Predictors and Methods
           Supervised by Dr Mark Collard


2000    BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick


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