Building the skeletal biological profile

Currently I work as the osteoarchaeologist for the COMMIOS project at the University of York. This project is analysing human remains from the British Iron Age. I am hugely curious about every skeleton that I encounter, and I love teasing as much information out of...

The issues of age assessment in the UK of asylum seekers

The article below was featured in The Conversation on the 13th of January 2022. Please see the article here: Asylum seekers: why UK needs to change how it assesses the age of new arrivals. In this article I write my response to the announcement by the Home Office, in...

Guest blog: Radiographic research on primates

Welcome to my first guest blogger, my bone colleague: Annie Mason! I have invited Annie as her research combines two of my favorite subjects: radiographic images and animals, in Annie’s case primates – hope you enjoy! Hi! I am Annie! I did my undergraduate degree in...

When animals kill us with their diseases

The coronavirus has been making the headlines for weeks. The situation with the coronavirus continues to evolve  – and it is causing fear and anger – mainly from information mistrust and over information being withhold, allegations of scaremongering and quite...