Professor John Stewart

Professor in Evolutionary Palaeoecology

Areas of expertise

John is an environmental paleoecologist and studies environmental change and the effects of climate and ecological change on the evolution of organisms, including humans. He has broad research interests in understanding the nature, timing and location of ice age species’ distributions and works with ancient DNA scientists looking at how organisms respond to past climate… Read more »

Dr Martin J Smith

Principal Academic in Forensic and Biological Anthropology

Areas of expertise

Martin is a biological anthropologist whose focus is prehistoric populations. His past work has covered a range of periods, particularly the Neolithic. His interests centre principally on areas of taphonomy and trauma with relevance to both forensic and archaeological remains which reflects his study of conflict, from prehistoric to modern times. His main focus of… Read more »

Dr Miles Russell

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Areas of expertise

Miles has worked on archaeological projects across the UK, as well as in Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is co-director of BU’s Archaeological Field School and also the Durotriges Project and REGNVM, both investigating the transition from the Iron Age to Roman period in Southern Britain. He an expert in all things Roman and Iron… Read more »

Dr Sally Reynolds

Principal Academic in Paleoecology

Areas of expertise

Sally is a hominin and mammalian palaeontologist who works on African Plio-Pleistocene fauna of the period from three million years to around 10,000 years ago. She has undertaken research in palaeontology around the world and has a particular interest in how landscapes, guild structure and the individual biology of species interact to create patterns of… Read more »

Dr Adrian Pinder

Director of Bournemouth University Global Environmental Solutions (BUG)

Areas of expertise

Adrian is an environmental consultant specialising in water resource management, fisheries and impact assessment. He has knowledge of water resources in Europe, as well as a particular interest in Indian freshwater resources. His key species of expertise in terms of fish are lamprey, shad, salmon, eel and mahseer. Adrian has also consulted on many large… Read more »

Professor David Parham

Professor in Maritime Archaeology

Areas of expertise

Dave is an experienced archaeologist, diver and diving supervisor who has directed maritime archaeological projects that range from the Bronze Age to the Second World War. He has worked extensively throughout the British Isles as well as the Baltic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. His research interests focus on the archaeology of seafaring and… Read more »

Alexandra Otto

Demonstrator in Forensic Science

Areas of expertise

Alex started her working life in the South African Police Force, working in the Flying Squad. She was also one of the five founding members of the first Child Protection Unit in Johannesburg. After returning to the UK Alex worked for Wiltshire Police as a Crime Scene Investigator for 11 years, becoming a qualified crime… Read more »

Professor Siamak Noroozi

Professor of Advanced Technology

Areas of expertise

Siamak’s current research is focused around the following three themes; medical engineering, mechanical engineering and creative design. Within medical engineering his focus is on prosthetics and joint implants, and his other work includes the design and development of hydraulic valves, ergonomic design of work spaces and developing low-cost manufacturing tools for creating prosthetics. Siamak has… Read more »

Professor Sine McDougall

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise

Sine’s research focuses on how we understand, learn, and use icons and signs used on computer interfaces, traffic and public information signs. Her recent research explores the cognitive processing underpinning the visual appeal of interfaces, with the aim of explaining how consumer appeal develops over time and how this influences decision-making. Other projects are examining… Read more »