I am a senior lecturer in Health Sciences at the University of Roehampton, UK, where I teach human evolution, human diversity, human ecology and statistics. I am the curator of the Priory Orchard human osteological collection, which includes several hundred medieval skeletons from Southern England. My research explores the origin of human adaptations and modern human skeletal and genetic diversity. One of my research themes is the evolution of human pelvic shape and related childbirth difficulties, and how women’s pelvic variation affects childbirth today. I have also looked at how humans adapted to different climates, and how climate itself shaped human dispersal around the world.


2012 – PhD in Anthropology, University of Kent

2007 – MPhil in Biological Anthropological Science, University of Cambridge

2006 – MSc in Palaeobiology and History of Life, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

2003 – BSc in Natural Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Since 2014 – Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Department of Life and Health Sciences, University of Roehampton

2013–2014 – Lecturer in Human Evolution, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

2008 2009 – Visiting Researcher, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge