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Abigail Ash, University College Cork, Ireland
Abigail Ash is an ERC funded PhD student.  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
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Ciaran Brewster, University College Cork, Ireland
Ciarán Brewster received a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, USA. He went on to complete an MSc in Forensic and Biological Anthropology at the same institution. He is currently finishing his PhD thesis at University College Cork. His dissertation is on applying geometric morphometric approaches to study of biological variation in the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. He has excavated at a number of sites in the US, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Georgia and Armenia

Chelsea Budd,University of Oxford, UK
Chelsea Budd is a DPhil research candidate at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA), University of Oxford. The focus of her DPhil research is to investigate the earliest evidence of agriculture in North-West Anatolia and South-East Europe through the stable isotope analysis of collagen (δ13C and δ15N).  She has published a number of co-authored papers on the palaeodietary reconstruction of past populations of early prehistoric Ukraine.

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.




Matthew is a PhD student in Dan Bradley's Molecular Population Genetics Group.  His research interests include population genetics, genome evolution and the bioinformatic analysis of large data sets. His Doctoral thesis concerns high throughput re-sequencing of ancient DNA (aDNA) form multiple domesticate species, to elucidate the effects
domestication has had on their genomes.  Matthew's work is funded by the Marie Curie action network LeCHE.