Spotlight on… Julia Lehmann

Position: Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology Bio: Born in Germany, Julia completed her PhD in natural sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1999 with a dissertation on neuropharmacology in rats. A glutton for punishment, she also completed a postgraduate degree in statistics at the same time. From there, she held a Read More…

CRESIDA webinar by Dr Derek Summerfield on the globalisation of western mental health

On 18 November 2020, Dr Derek Summerfield from the Institute of Psychiatry presented a webinar in the CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘Globalising Western ‘mental health’: psychiatry, spirits, ancestors and poverty. Case studies from UK, Zimbabwe, Cambodia’. Abstract The ongoing globalisation of Western psychiatry and psychology trades on universalistic assumptions about ‘mind’. These are at odds Read More…

Spotlight on… Nadine Beckmann

Position: Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Bio: A native German, Nadine completed her undergraduate training and Master’s degree at the University of Muenster in Germany. She received her DPhil in anthropology from the University of Oxford in 2008, based on a dissertation on life with HIV/AIDS in a Muslim society, notions of morality and uncertainty, Read More…

CRESIDA webinar by Professor Stuart Semple on the biological principles underpinning biological information systems

On 4 November 2020, CRESIDA’s Professor Stuart Semple presented a webinar in our CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘Geladas, genes and the clouds of Venus – compression as a fundamental principle of biological information systems’. Abstract A fundamental goal of the life sciences is to identify universal biological principles – the basic rules of organisation that Read More…

Spotlight on… Garry Marvin

Position: Professor of Human-Animal Studies at the University of Roehampton Bio: Garry took his first degree at the University of East Anglia in 1974 and was awarded his PhD in anthropology at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1982 for his thesis on bullfighting in Andalusia, Spain. He has lectured in anthropology at the Universities Read More…