Dr. Isabelle De Groote

Dr. Isabelle De Groote
Job Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Telephone +44 (0)151 231 2812
Email Address @ljmu.ac.uk


Contact Address Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology
Room 448b
James Parsons Bldg
Byrom St.
L3 3AF

Academic Profile:

  • 2004 Bachelor in Anthropology - Roehampton University
  • 1999 Bachelor in Education - Hogeschool Gent, Belgium


Isabelle De Groote digging

In general my research interest is human evolution, with a focus on modern human diversity and the emergence, evolution, and disappearance of Neanderthals, and the related question of the origins of anatomically and behaviorally modern humans. Currently, my research focuses on two topics: 1) studying differences in post-cranial morphology between modern human populations and the influences of climate, activity and heredity; and 2) applying models based on modern human diversity in order to contextualise the differences observed between Neanderthals and early modern humans. Through my research into post-cranial anatomy, I am also interested in the ontogeny of human skeletal diversity and the relationships between activity, environment and growth patterns.


  • Osteology
  • Biological anthropology


  • Dr Louise Humphrey
  • Prof Nick Barton
  • Dr Silvia Bello
  • Prof Abdeljalil Bouzouggar
  • Dr Simon Parfitt
  • Prof Chris Stringer


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Previous Employment:

  • Sep 2009 - Sep 2012 - Post-doctoral researcher - THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM with Dr Louise Humphrey and Prof Chris Stringer (Human Origins Group, Department of Palaeontology)
  • Spring 2009 - Guest Lecturer - (Faculty of Science, engineering and Computing) KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
  • 2008-2009 - Part-time lecturer and part-time curator - (Department of Anthropology) UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
  • 2007 - Guest Lecturer - (Department of Life Sciences) ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY
  • 2004-2008 - Teaching Assistant - (Department of Anthropology) UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

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