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Dr Trudi Buck

Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Anthropology

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I received my PhD from the University of Durham in 2007. The title of my thesis was "Dispersal of Homo sapiens around the Indian Ocean Rim: a geometric morphometric study of craniofacial diversity".

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Applications of geometric morphometrics to human evolution
  • Biological anthropology from material culture
  • Early human migrations
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Public engagement with science and anthropology
  • The evolution of human craniofacial diversity

Selected Publications

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Indicators of Esteem

  • 2012 Winner Best Lecturer: Durham Student Union Awards:
  • 2015 Winner Outstanding Academic Social Sciences: Durham Student Union Awards:

Selected Grants

  • 2011: Identification of a Juvenile Skeleton from Vindolanda (£9906.00 from National Geographic Society)
  • 2003: NERC PhD studentship