My UNSWTV Series ‘How did we get here?‘ is now live. Watch Episode 1 Are we still evolving?
Here’s my latest column for ABC Science about the long history of human environmental impacts.
Who am I?
An award winning scientist, science communicator and former journalist who researches, writes about and makes on about human evolution.
I am an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor in palaeontology, evolutionary biology and archaeological science based at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. I’m also an Honorary Professor at the Yunnan Institute for Cultural Relics and Archaeology in Kunming, China.
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What’s my motivation for writing and making films?
In my science outreach work I aim to convey my passion for science, install a deep understanding of who we are as a species and about our evolutionary history, and to try express and understand what we can learn from the past to help us meet the challenges we face today and into an uncertain future.
My blog and popular media articles take an insider’s view – with all the insights and baggage that brings – about the science of human evolution, its history, and the people who have and continue to practice it.
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Owing to a site rebuild in late 2014, the posts from that year are in sequence but mostly have the incorrect publication date.