For this week's seminar, we are showcasing Early Career Researchers in Biological Anthropology at the ANU.
Adam Bode is a PhD student in Anthropology at the Australian National University. Adam has degrees in psychology and law and considers himself an interdisciplinary social scientist who uses evolution as framework in his research and theory. Adam’s research focuses on romanticlove from an evolutionary perspective using methods from evolutionary anthropology, biological anthropology, and evolutionary psychology.
Bronwyn Wyatt is a PhD candidate at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the ANU. She has a background in public health and data analysis and is interested in the application of this knowledge to past populations to better understand their experience of health and disease. Bronwyn's research seeks to develop a model which incorporates skeletal lesions alongside social, cultural, and biological factors to test their association with childhood mortality risk. This model will therefore test the strength and significance of association between biomarkers and ‘frailty’, here defined as childhood mortality risk, and will do so whilst accounting for the broader context from which individuals derive. Further, the interaction effects of co-morbidity, environmental and social factors will be examined to further understanding frailty may be mediated accentuated by these factors.