Building the skeletal biological profile
Currently I work as the osteoarchaeologist for the COMMIOS project at the University of York. As part of this project I analyse human remains from the British Iron Age. I am hugely curious about every skeleton that I encounter, and I love teasing as much information...
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...
Update on Covid-19: What do we know today and what don’t we know?
Update: 27.03.2020 On the 11th of March, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared the novel strain of coronavirus a pandemic.There is still a huge amount of misinformation and rumors circulating the outbreak of the virus, particularly on social media, so I decided...
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 possible...
Leprosy – a medieval disease?
You would think that Leprosy was a disease of the past, predominantly during the Medieval Period, right? Well think again. When I travelled in Nepal I saw first hand people with classic telltale signs of leprosy. Blinded by the disease, they were begging for money on...