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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Anthropology of Health Members

Professor Sarah Elton, MA, PhD, PGCHE

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40241

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Journal Editorships and Editorial Boards

2013 - present: Co-Editor in Chief, Journal of Human Evolution
2013 - present: Editorial Board, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
2009 - 2013: Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution.
2008 - 2013: Associate Editor, Folia Primatologica
2008: Editorial Board of Folia Primatologica
2004 - 2007: Editorial Board, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Ecology, palaeobiology and palaeoecology
  • Evolutionary medicine
  • Functional morphology
  • Old World monkey biogeography
  • Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution
  • Primate locomotion

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Ulijaszek, S., Mann, N. & Elton, S. (2012). Evolving Human Nutrition: Implications for Public Health. Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in book

Edited Journal

Journal Article

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