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Professor of Biological Anthropology (Emeritus), Loughborough University

Barry Bogin is the Professor of Biological Anthropology (Emeritus) in the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. Previously he was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearbon. Bogin has expertise in human physical growth and development, nutrition, evolutionary biology and human adaptation. His fieldwork is conducted in Mexico, Guatemala and the United States with Maya people and in the UK with Bangladeshi families. The focus of these studies is to explain how social, economic, and political forces influence human physical development. The results of these studies have been published in 10 books and more than 140 articles, book chapters, and popular essays. Bogin received the University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Michigan Association of Governing Boards Distinguished Faculty Award. In 2004 Bogin was awarded the William E. Stirton Professorship, the highest academic honor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The third edition of Bogin's book Patterns of Human Growth, Cambridge University Press, is in production for publication in 2020.


  • 2007–present
    Professor of Biological Anthropology, Loughborough University
  • 1982–2006
    Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 1977–1981
    Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
  • 1974–1976
    Visiting Professor, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala


  • 2001
    The Growth of Humanity, Wiley
  • 1999
    Patterns of Human Growth, Cambridge University Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Healthy Birth, Growth & Development Knowledge integeration
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bill & Melinda gates Foundation
  • 2010
    Nutritional Status And Health Outcomes In A Dual-Burden Population Of Maya In Yucatan
    Funding Source:
    Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • 2008
    Migration, Nutrition, And Ageing Across The Lifecourse In Bangladeshi Families: A Transnational Perspective.
    Funding Source:
    Economics & Social Research Council


Michigan Association of Governing Boards Distinguished Faculty Award