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Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Lecturer In Forensic Science

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2006 - 2011 PhD Physical Anthropology, University of Bristol
  • 2002 - 2004 MA Osteoarchaeology, University of Southampton
  • 1998 - 2001 BA Archaeology, University of Bristol

Research Interests

My PhD research focused my interests on developmental osteology, dental development and dental attrition and I have ongoing research in these fields. My other ongoing research involves testing methods for identifying individuals from commingled human remains. My broader research interests include:
» Palaeopathology
» Differential treatment of the body and changing burial practice over time
» Archaeologies of childhood and gender
» Human-animal interactions and zooarchaeology
» Human evolution
» Excavation practice and ethics

Teaching Area

I am a physical anthropologist and archaeologist and contribute to the following modules: » LS6012 Forensic Archaeology » LS6011 Current Concepts in Forensic Biology » LS5006 Research Methods in Forensic Biology » LS4005 Introduction to Forensic Science

Other Professional Activity

Dawson, H. 2014. Unearthing late medieval children: health, status and burial practice in southern England, BAR British series 593, Archaeopress, Oxford.

Dawson, H. and Robson Brown, K. 2013. Exploring the relationship between dental wear and status in late medieval sub-adults from England, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150: 433-441.

Dawson, H. and Robson Brown, K. 2012. Childhood tuberculosis: a probable case from late medieval Somerset, England, International Journal of Paleopathology 2: 31-35.

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