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Professor Katharine Robson Brown

Professor Katharine Robson Brown

Professor Katharine Robson Brown
B.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Director of the Jean Golding Institute
Professor of Biological Anthropology

Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue, Clifton BS8 1TH
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6081

Research summary

• Human evolution, and functional anatomy at the level of microstructure

• Osteoarchaeology, and the African diaspora

• Postcranial morphological variation within modern human populations

• Biomechanics of the spine in humans and other primates

• MicroCT technology and its application to archaeology and anthropology

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I am Professor of Biological Anthropology and Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Anthropology Micro CT Imaging Laboratory and Research Group. I am also the Director of the Jean Golding Institute for Data Science and Data Intensive Research, and the Turing University Lead for University of Bristol membership of the national Alan Turing Institute.

Following my first degree in Archaeology and Anthropology, and PhD in phylogenetics at the University of Cambridge, I joined the University of Bristol in 1997. My research seeks to understand how the hard tissues of the human body hold a signature of life history, innovating methodologies for ...

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