Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies, and Professor of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University

I am the Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies and a Full Professor of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. I am also the director of the SFU Human Evolutionary Studies Program. I joined SFU in July 2007, after stints at University College London, Washington State University, and the University of British Columbia.

In addition, since 2013, I have held a part-time personal chair in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

I work on a number of topics in evolutionary anthropology. Among these are the identification of species in the hominin fossil record, the reconstruction of fossil hominin and non-human primate phylogenetic relationships, and the estimation of body mass, stature and age from skeletal material. I am also using methods and theory from evolutionary biology to investigate archaeologically - and ethnographically - documented patterns of material culture variation.

Experience

  • 2007–present
    Professor of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University
  • 2007–present
    Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies, Simon Fraser University
  • 2013–present
    Chair in Archaeology, University of Aberdeen

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Liverpool, PhD
  • 1993 
    University of Sheffield, BA