Research and Awards – April 2016



Bowman, G, 2016. “Gaza: Encystation” in Gaza as Metaphor. Edited by Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar. Click here for futher details.

Rosa GM, Couto H, Andreone F (2016) Clash of the venomous: predation of a centipede Cormocephalus (Chilopoda: Scolopendridae) by a Black widow Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Madagascar. Arachnology 17(1):58-60.


Postgraduate Anthropology Dissertation Day Success!


Last month, our pConf-insetostgraduate taught and MSc by research students gave presentations on the progress of their research projects to an audience of students, staff and a panel of three esteemed judges: Alan Bicker, Robert Fish and Julie Scott.

The panel had the unenviable task of choosing three prize winners for outstanding research proposals based on the research idea, rigour, methods and relevance. Our talented winners are:
– Thomas Bell (MA Social Anthropology programme), The ordinary ethics of ‘Action on Climate Change’.
– Simon Chapple (MSc-Research, Anthropology programme) Enamel growth and biorhythms, and
– Louisa Jones (MSc Ethnobotany programme) Wild edible capital: the effects of commoditisation on the forager-foraged relationship amongst commercial foragers in East Kent, UK
Overall, it was an impressive day filled with original presentations and a diversity of topics and approaches that strong reflect the culture of SAC.


Research-insetThe School is pleased to announce that AERF, DICE partners on our Darwin grant looking at landscape restoration and livelihoods in the North Western Ghats hotspot, have won the Conservation Leadership Award supported by the Conservation Leadership Program. The award recognises the importance of AERF’s work with us on devising mechanisms to ensure sustainability of conservation agreements in the North Western Ghats.

Sarah Myers won the best student presentation at European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) Conference held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in early April. Sarah gave an excellent and groundbreaking presentation titled ‘Postnatal depression – weighing the evolutionary evidence’. Find more about her experience and award here.


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