The following people currently serve as the Board of Trustees for The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology.

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Christopher Aris

Communications Officer

Christopher Aris

Communications Officer (2020-)

E-mail: c.aris[at]

Chris completed a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Kent, and previously read for a BSc in Biological Anthropology (University of Kent), an MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology (University of Sheffield). Currently he works as a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at Keele University where he teaches and conducts research in anthropology, forensics, and anatomy. Previously Chris taught osteology and anatomy at the University of Sheffield where he also co-directed the MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology, forensic and bio-science at Glyndwr University, and also at the University of Kent covering topics from forensic to biological to evolutionary anthropology. His research interests include dental development and enamel growth variation between historic populations, the ethics of destructive analysis of human remains, and dental taphonomy. In addition to his research and teaching Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a certified forensic anthropologist (FA-III).

Job Description

The Communications Officer's role includes:

The communications officer takes particular responsibility for the development and implementation of community engagement both within the membership and beyond. The communications officer works to increase the participation of the association, by maximising the use of the website, identifying community interests, and interacting with the association’s membership through the appropriate and available communication channels, particularly via social media.