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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 Director of the Micro CT Imaging Laboratory. 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 current research interests include osteoarchaeology, human functional morphology, evolutionary biomechanics and the relationship between the microarchitecture of bone, pathology, and biomechanical loading in life.

Public Service

I am currently serving as a Lay representative for the Severn Deanery. This is an NHS appointment. The Deanery delivers medical education to postgraduate doctors in the Severn region, and my responsibilities include chairing ...

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