Bones lab

PhD studies

Interested in doing a PhD?

Take a look at some of our current PhD projects to find out what we are working on.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD project you should first discuss possible supervision and research direction with a suitable member of staff.

Liverpool John Moores University offers PhD scholarships for both home/EU and international students. Find out about eligibility criteria.

Current PhD projects:

  • Influence of forest structure on the densities, distribution, behaviours and locomotion of orang-utans in Sumatra – John Abernethy
  • Towards a better interpretation of bone morphology: The effect of obesity on bone – Thomas Atterton
  • An examination of nonmetric traits and their possible reflection of relatedness within and between two British medieval populations: Poulton, Cheshire and St Owen’s Church, Gloucester – Carla Louise Burrell
  • The Preauricular sulcus in relation to pregnancy, parturition and sexual dimorphism in human skeletons – Sarah Elisabeth Canty
  • Stressful times: Evidence of poor health during childhood in two medieval populations – Eleanor Ruth Dove
  • Social relationships and social skills of young chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in captivity –Samina H. Farooqi
  • Scent communication in a cooperative mammal: the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) –Jess Mitchell
  • Summary Sex: A multivariate approach to sex estimation – Samuel Richard Rennie
  • Medieval Palaeodemographics: A multi-disciplinary approach to explore the differences between British rural and urban populations – Carole Ann Louise Davenport
  • Biological affinities among medieval English populations based on dental nonmetric traits – Jutta-Noora Helmiina Kuosa
  • The emergence of the first farming societies and their spread into Europe: mapping the Neolithic diaspora using ancient DNA – Luke Reynolds
  • The birth of modern European societies: genes, diet and patterns of mobility during the Late Prehistory (5th to 3rd millennia BC) – Catherine Robinson
  • Big brains, small teeth and tools: dental and mandibular reduction in the genus Homo – Alessio Veneciano