Today I officially take over the role of Treasurer of the Australasian Society for Human Biology! I look forward to serving on the ASHB committee supporting our community of researchers and students. My predecessor Assoc/Prof Kate Dommett of JCU has done an incredible job over the past 5 years - filling her shoes will be hard, but I hope to do the job justice.
Today's my first day as an Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow at the Australian National University! It's an awesome day so far because two of my recently accepted papers were published, and I had a new paper accepted for publication! I really hope this bodes well for my grant and it's not all downhill from now on...
A review of socio-economic determinants of bone health from past to present co-authored with my PhD student Karen Cooke is published in Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism - this one presents a model incorporating ancient evidence into clinical contexts of bone fragility prevention: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12018-019-09263-1
A report of bone microstructure and associated renewal in a giant fossil rat from Timor co-authored with Julien Louys (Griffith University) and Sue O'Connor (College of Asia and Pacific, ANU) is published in The Anatomical Record: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ar.24224
A paper co-authored with Alison Behie investigating microstructure of milk teeth in Australian children from known pregnancy and maternal health conditions is now in press in Early Human Development - out soon!