I have taught at a number of Universities, including, Cambridge, Oxford and Oxford Brookes. I am a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education and am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK. In 2010 I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship by Oxford Brookes University in recognition of my outstanding contribution to university teaching.
I have a long-standing record of engaging the public with biological anthropological topics, especially evolution, as well wider topics within science. I have undertaken a large number of projects aimed at widening participation and has run numerous outreach events such as workshops and seminars for the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY), AimHigher as well as being an experienced speaker to students throughout the 5-18 school age range. I’ve also been a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s education committee since 2008. As a result of this I was closely involved with designing the now defunct Anthropology A-Level developed by the committee and run by AQA (who axed it the barbarians!) - in my role as a biological anthropologist I was closely involved in designing the biological components of the syllabus. I’m also an enthusiastic supporter of the addition of the ‘Stone Age’ topic to the Year 4 syllabus in English schools, have laid on many extremely fun school sessions and look forward to doing more in the future!
- U20102 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
- U20138 Human Evolutionary Biology & Geography
- U20177 Cognitive Evolution
- U20144 Human Osteology
- U20172 Palaeopathology
- P20122 Advanced Study of Cognitive Evolution