Being Human: Is obesity best understood as a social or biologically/evolutionarily-driven phenomenon?

As part of our first year Being Human module, students write an essay where they consider social and biological anthropological perspectives on a key topic in anthropology.  This week we are featuring an essay by Katie Goode. Katie’s bio: I am a first-year anthropology student from Berkshire. I came across anthropology unexpectedly when looking for Read More…

Culture, Madness and Medicalisation: COVID, communities of colour and mental health

In our third year Culture, ‘Madness’ and Medicalisation module, students receive a critical introduction to today’s dominant psychological/clinical practices such as psychoanalysis, bio-psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling and clinical psychology and the importance of anthropology in illuminating how psychological/clinical practices are dramatically shaping contemporary subjectivities and wider socio/cultural life. This year, our featured essay from the module Read More…

Alt. Vibes Online Festival

‘Alt. Vibes! A Spring in the step around Roehampton’ is a University of Roehampton, Wandsworth Council and community supported initiative funded by the Research England Strategic Priorities Fund. In lieu of a planned parade through Alton Estate and the University of Roehampton campus, this is an online performance featuring university partner the World Heart Beat Read More…

Primate Behaviour and Cognition: Lockdown isolation making you feel more stressed? Listen to a chimpanzee’s advice

In third year module Primate Behaviour & Cognition, students study primate behaviour as a window into the function of behaviour and our own evolutionary history. This week we are featuring a blog post by Niamh McIntosh. Niamh’s bio: I am a third-year student from Kent. I have very much enjoyed studying anthropology at Roehampton University Read More…

How might differences in individual foraging specialisation influence the effect of these environmental changes on primate populations?

In our Master of Research in Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conversation, students acquire a good knowledge of the major areas of primate biology, behaviour and conservation, and of current debates and approaches in the discipline. This week we are featuring a literature review by Anna Cryer. Anna’s bio: I’m a master’s student on the MRes Read More…