Professor Alice Roberts

Professor Alice Roberts

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Biological Anthropologist, Author & Broadcaster

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Synopsis

Having originally studied and practiced medicine, Alice became a university lecturer, teaching clinical anatomy, and undertaking research in biological anthropology at the University of Birmingham. She is especially interested in the intersection between biology, archaeology and history, the impact of ancient genomics in archaeology, and the interaction between humans and the environment through time.

Biography

Alice Roberts is passionate about sharing knowledge. Known for her ability to make complex issues relevant for audiences of all interests and abilities, she initially trained as a doctor, before leaving surgery to become a university academic teaching clinical anatomy to students and doctors. Now a popular broadcaster, Alice has presented more than a hundred factual television documentaries and is a well-respected authority on human biology, history, and archaeology.

On TV Alice presented Ancient Egypt by Train and Fortress Britain for Channel 4; The Lost Scrolls of Vesuvius for Channel 5; and Curse of the Ancients and Royal Autopsy for Sky History. She fronts the BBC series Digging for Britain. An award-winning writer, Alice has published fifteen best-selling science books. Her book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

Alice has headlined corporate launches; chaired panel debates; conducted professional interviews and hosted awards ceremonies. She presented the Royal Institute’s Christmas Lecture and won the Royal Society David Attenborough Award and Lecture. Alice speaks about how humans have always used technology to solve problems, and the compulsion to develop tools that served our ancestors in the Palaeolithic era is the same as that which drives us to discover new, innovative solutions today. She also speaks about how humans have developed and adapted throughout the history of the species, as well as tales from he travels from the wastes of Siberia to the deserts of Africa in search for clues to the origins of life and humans.

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Book written by Professor Alice Roberts
Book written by Professor Alice Roberts
Book written by Professor Alice Roberts