Spotlight on… Todd C. Rae

Position: Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in California, Todd completed his PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) in 1993.  Following his PhD, he held a position as a Kalbfleish Research Fellow in Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History Read More…

Spotlight on… Lia Betti

Position: Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in Italy, Lia completed her undergraduate degree and MSc at the University of Milan. She moved to the UK in 2006 to complete a Master of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD at the University of Kent in Read More…

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…

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…

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…

Spotlight on… Kirsten Bell

  Position: Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in North Queensland in Australia, Kirsten completed her PhD in social anthropology at James Cook University in 2000 with a dissertation on Chondogyo, a new religious movement in South Korea. She worked in anthropology departments at the University of Northern Colorado in Read More…

Spotlight on… James Davies

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology and Mental Health at the University of Roehampton Bio: James obtained his doctorate in social and medical anthropology from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a dissertation the construction of the psychotherapeutic practitioner. He is also a qualified psychotherapist and has practiced in various settings, including the NHS. James Read More…

Spotlight on… Stuart Semple

Position: Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Stuart completed his PhD in 1998 at the University of Sussex with a dissertation on the topic of female copulation calls in barbary macaques. After completing his doctorate, he held a research fellowship at the Institute of Zoology, London before joining Roehampton in 2002. Read More…

Spotlight on… Istvan Praet

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in Belgium, Istvan studied anthropology in Leuven. He then moved to the United Kingdom, where he obtained a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University in 2006 based on his research into conceptions and practices around shapeshifting amongst the Chachi – an indigenous Read More…

Spotlight on… Johnny Skinner

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Johnny completed his PhD in Social Anthropology in 1997 at the University of St Andrews, focusing on colonial relations on the British overseas territory Montserrat. He was there whilst the 1995 volcano crisis started and has looked at risk, tourism regeneration and development work Read More…