Darren Curnoe is a scientist, writer and educator with an insatiable curiosity for understanding the kind of creature we are and how we came to be this way.
He is a biological anthropologist, archaeologist and evolutionary biologist fascinated with all aspects of human evolution and prehistory. Darren believes science isn't complete until it has been communicated to the wider community. Therefore, he has made writing, broadcasting and making films about science, especially human origins, a major part of his professional endeavours.
Darren is an Associate Professor and Director of the Palaeontology, Geobiology and Earth Archives Research Centre (PANGEA) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is also a Chief Investigator in the newly established Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage and an Honorary Professor, Yunnan Institute for Cultural Relics and Archaeology and Southeast Asia Archaeology Research Centre (Kunming, China).
Shanghai Archaeology Prize, Shanghai Archaeology Forum (2013); Finalist, Australian Museum Eureka Prize (2014, 2015 & 2016)