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

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Ceri Boston


Ceri Boston

General Secretary (2017‒)


Ceri currently works as a freelance osteoarchaeologist. She has eight years' experience working in commercial archaeology, principally with Oxford Archaeology, where she worked as a field and osteoarchaeologist and as Assistant Head of the unit's Heritage Burial Services. She graduated from Cambridge with a MA in Archaeology and Anthropology in 2000, from Sheffield with a MSc. (Hon.) in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology in 2001, and was awarded her DPhil. from Oxford in 2015. She has wide research interests pertaining to human health in the past, particularly in historical periods when osteological findings may be compared with historical evidence. Although she had worked on human remains from the Neolithic to 20th century, she is particularly interested in human health in postmedieval Britain, in conflict archaeology (particularly the Royal Navy), paleopathology and the effects of occupation on health and skeletal morphology. Ceri is also a registered cardiothoracic intensive care nurse.

Job Description

The General Secretary prepares and sends out the meetings’ agenda for the three annual committee meetings and the AGM to all committee members, takes the minutes during these meetings, collates and makes editorial changes and sends the finalised minutes to the Publicity and Outreach Officer, who places the minutes on the BABAO website. The General Secretary manages the election of new committee members by sending out calls for nominations for new committee posts and announcing the results of the elections at the AGM and to the membership via the BABAO emailing list. The post-holder is one of the signatories for cheques and holds a debit card in the Association’s name.