Watch my UNSWTV Series, ‘How did we get here?‘
And, here’s some of my scientific work (science should be freely available to all!):
2015 Scientific Reports – Possible Holocene hominin hybridization
2013 Primate Conservation – Release of vervet monkeys
2013 Chinese Science Bulletin – Maludong geology & fossils
2012 PLoS One – Maludong & Longlin descriptions
2011 International Journal of Evolutionary Biology – Conundrum of ‘robusticity’ in early Australian remains
2010 Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Hominid biomechanics
Who am I?
An award winning scientist, science communicator and former journalist. I undertake scientific research into our evolution, and write columns and media articles, and make films on, human origins.
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. Download an International Innovation Profile about my scientific work.
What’s my motivation for science outreach?
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 popular media articles and films 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.
Use of materials
All of the articles and many of the images on this site were produced by me (unless indicated otherwise). They may be reproduced for free in perpetuity but with acknowledgement. Should you wish to use any of them for commercial purposes please contact me for permission (email:email@example.com).
Owing to a site rebuild in late 2014, the posts from that year are in sequence but mostly have the incorrect publication date.