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
microct technology and its application to archaeology and anthropology
impact of tissue regulation on research
public display of archaeological human remains in the museums, galleries and university sectors
Areas of expertise
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 interview panels and contributing to education quality assurance panels.
In 2009 was appointed as an Ambassador for Increasing Diversity in Public Appointments. This is an appointment by the Minister of State for Women and Equalities. My responsibilities include speaking at events sponsored by the Government Equalities Office, and mentoring newly appointed members.
From 2005-2010 I served as a founder member of the Human Tissue Authority, which regulates the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for a number of purposes such as research, public display, transplantation and education.