Geographic variation in the human birth canal and its implications for the ‘obstetrical dilemma’ theory

The human birth canal is just large enough for the newborn, making childbirth a difficult and often dangerous process. In a recent study published in the Royal Society, Lia Betti (University of Roehampton) and Andrea Manica (University of Cambridge) show that there is substantial variation in the shape of the female pelvis across human populations, and that most Read More…

Parental investment in Agta foragers

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, the speaker is Dr Abigail Page, a research fellow in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her talk is on parental investment in Agta foragers in the Philippines.  Come and join us on Thursday, November 1st, at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract Read More…

ESRC SeNSS Studentships in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton

SeNSS (South East Network for Social Sciences) is one of only 14 UK ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships which will be offering a number of full-funded ESRC doctoral studentships (for Home and EU applicants) to start in September 2019. The Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Interdisciplinary Anthropology (CRESIDA) at the University of Roehampton offers both standard 3-year Read More…

Millions are at risk from antidepressant withdrawal

The Journal of Addictive Behaviors has recently published a new systematic review which shows that antidepressant withdrawal is much more widespread, severe and long-lasting than indicated by current guidelines, with millions of antidepressant users in the U.K. potentially affected. ‘A Systematic Review into the Incidence, Severity and Duration of Antidepressant Withdrawal Effects: Are Guidelines Evidence- Read More…