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Name Dr Mhairi Gibson
Job title Reader in Anthropology
Department Department of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Dunelm), MPhil(Cantab), PhD(UCLond)
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Keywords human behavioural ecology
evolutionary biology
natural selection
child health
population changes
Areas of expertise My research interests lie in the field of human behavioural ecology: using concepts from evolutionary biology to explain human behavioural diversity. The study of human behavioural ecology assumes that biology and behaviour can evolve and adapt through natural selection and by maximising reproductive fitness. Furthermore, that these strategies change overtime/space according to different social and ecological circumstances.

The focus of my research has been to use evolutionary ecological approaches to identify child health issues in the developing world, particularly those arising from recent population changes.