Abigail Ash, University College Cork, Ireland
She is interested in palaeoepidemiology , the interaction of culture and disease in the human skeleton, and the application of three-dimensional imaging techniques in palaeopathological analysis. She has a BSc. in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of Liverpool and a MSc. in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology from the University of Bradford. Currently she is investigating changing patterns of human skeletal pathologies on both an individual and population level from the dawning of agriculture in Europe to the present day.
Olivia Cheronet, University College Cork, Ireland
Olivia Cheronet is an ERC funded PhD student. She is interested in the application of geometric morphometric methods to investigate the evolution of the human skull during the Neolithic transition. She obtained her MA degree in Natural Sciences at University College London, and specialized in evolution in the broadest sense from molecular to palaeontological. She then obtained a second research Masters in biosystematics at the Natural History Museum and Imperial College London, being introduced to many concepts of taxonomy and systematics, including most notably geometric morphometrics.
Alison Macintosh is a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research focuses on the human biological response to long-term cultural change. She is examining temporal variation in body size and adult skeletal morphology following the shift to agriculture, as well as plasticity in the distribution and integration of morphological variability. She holds a B.Sc.Hons in Paleobiology and an M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and has worked with the Baikal Archaeology Project.
Ciaran Brewster, University College Cork, Ireland