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Senior lecturer, University of Cape Town

Robyn is an isotope geochemist with leanings towards palaeoanthropology and archaeology. Her research seeks to understand where and most importantly when our early human ancestors evolved and what their environments were like. She has spent the last decade developing the U-series technique to date carbonates associated with early human fossils. Her friends like to tease her she basically dates cavemen.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Cape Town
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer, University of Cape Town
  • 2009–2015
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2009 
    University of Bern, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation