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.