Professor Christopher Knüsel



My research-led teaching develops understandings of human skeletal form and variation by synthesising the cultural, social, and political aspects of burial with the bio-anthropological study of the deceased, exploiting not only the basic demographic information obtained from the study of human remains, but also incorporating biomechanical, biochemical, biomolecular, and palaeopathological analyses within attendant taphonomic limits to flesh out the study of population samples and individuals. The emphasis is on incorporating considerable hands-on experience and professional practice to ensure the possibility of innovative and original insights that appeal to academic and other professional institutions and organisations. An interest in musculo-skeletal disorders and activity-related skeletal change informs my anatomy/osteology/hominin palaeontology teaching. 

Teaching Award:

Vice Chancellor's Dinstinguished Teaching Award, University of Bradford (Student nominated award for outstanding teaching), July 2002



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