I am very happy to have two post-doctoral researchers visit our histology lab in August, working on our collaborative projects.
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!
I was recently invited to write a review of socio-economic determinants of human bone health from the perspective of historical and archaeological evidence (i.e. studying human remains in a socio-economic framework). I invited my PhD student Karen Cooke who has background in genetics to cu-author the paper with me so that we could include epigenetics in our review. Our paper was accepted for publication in Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism today! I am very excited because we propose a model for incorporating ancient (medieval) human skeletal data into clinical communication with patients who have increased bone fragility - biological anthropology making its way into public health and medicine discussions!
Miszkiewicz JJ, Cooke K. (In Press 2019). Socio-economic determinants of bone health from past to present. Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism