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Dr Trudi Buck

Associate Professor (Teaching)

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Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Anthropology  
Associate Deputy Executive Dean, Education and Student Progression in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health  


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 interests

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

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Esteem Indicators

  • 0000: 2012 Winner Best Lecturer: Durham Student Union Awards:
  • 0000: 2015 Winner Outstanding Academic Social Sciences: Durham Student Union Awards:


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