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Dr Alice Roberts, senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Anatomy at Bristol University demystifies the inner workings of the body to help our understanding of how lifestyle impacts on lifespan.

Dr Alice takes a look at healthy kidneys and how they can help you live longer.

BBC - BBC TWO - Don't Die Young

Dr Alice May Roberts


Main Research Topic:

physical anthropology (principally palaeopathology & osteology)
Main Teaching Topics:

human anatomy, physical anthropology and embryology
Other notes:

  • Medically qualified clinical anatomist
  • Research: inevstigating osteoarthritis at the shoulder in humans and other apes
  • Teaching: more than 7 years experience of teaching human anatomy to both undergradates and postgraduates; named core member in the Anatomy/Physiology Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Media: Bone expert for the television programme Time Team (C4); expert presenter on Extreme Archaeology (C4, 2004); expert presenter on Coast (BBC2, 2005)
  • Outreach: Faculty representative for Widening Participation; organiser of several summer schools; regular talks in local schools and community centres; speaker at the 2004 Cheltenham Festival of Science
  • Memberships: Avon Musculoskeletal and Biotechnology Institute (AMBI); Anatomical Society (ASGBI); British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO); American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA); Institute of Anatomical Sciences (IAS)
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