Dr Lia Betti



Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology
Centre for Research in
Evolutionary and
Environmental Anthropology
Department of Life Sciences
University of Roehampton
London, UK
Email: Lia.Betti@roehampton.ac.uk

University webpage: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/Lia-Betti


Research

My main interest is modern human variation: how it relates with population history
from the origin of our species to more recent migrations of people and to selective pressures due to the colonisation of different environments. I apply a population genetic approach to the study of skeletal morphology, looking at the shape of the cranium and the postcranium with the aim of better understanding the origin of modern and past geographic variability.

Academic CV

Publications


Anthropology
cranial variation
phenotypic variation
selection
shape
morphometrics