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Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Professor of Environmental Humanities, University of Kent

Vybarr Cregan-Reid is an author, academic and broadcaster. He teaches at the University of Kent. His current book is Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us, a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed. He has written widely on the subjects of literature, health, nature and the environment. Most recently he has guest edited on Radio 5Live, and written for the Observer and the Sunday Times. He is currently making a series for the BBC World Service about his research into the Anthropocene Body.


  • 2016–present
    Reader, University of Kent
  • 2014–2016
    Senior lecturer, University of Kent


  • 2003 
    University of Sussex, PhD


  • 2016
    Footnotes: how running makes us human,
  • 2013
    Discovering Gilgamesh,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Fund for the Arts
    Funding Source:
    Arts Council England