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I am a Presidential Fellow and Royal Society University Research Fellow interested in the anatomy and evolution of the mammal skeleton. I have a PhD in Functional Anatomy and Evolution from Johns Hopkins University and was an NSF-funded postdoc in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Among other topics, my work has examined axial evolution, diversity and patterning, backbone function in the forerunners of mammals, and the evolutionary origin of mammalian locomotor patterns.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University

15 Jul 200931 Oct 2014

Award Date: 30 Dec 2014

External positions

Harvard University

15 Jan 201531 Dec 2020

Areas of expertise

  • QM Human anatomy
  • QL Zoology
  • Mammalian evolution
  • QH301 Biology
  • Comparative anatomy
  • QE Geology
  • palaeontology
  • Palaeoecology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures


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