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

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Trish Biers

Representative from a Museum

Trish Biers

Representative from a Museum (2019‒)

E-mail: tmb40[at]

Trish Biers is the Curator of the Duckworth laboratory in the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She also teaches about treatment of the dead, ethics, and decolonisation for the department and runs courses at the Institute for Continuing Education at Cambridge. Trish also leads the Sale and Trade of Human Remains Sub-group.

Previous positions she has held include Osteologist in the Repatriation Osteology Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Educator at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge; Associate Curator and Repatriation Coordinator (NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) at the San Diego Museum of Man in California. She received a PhD in archaeology at the University of Cambridge in October 2013 for her dissertation about Inka mummies from Lima, Peru.

She is the co-founder of MorsMortisMuseum – a website dedicated to the role of human remains in museums.

Job Description

The museum representative liaises with colleagues working in the heritage sector, drawing on their connections with other relevant associations to share news, information and developments in the sector with BABAO. They also support the Association's archival and public engagement activities.