- BA, MSc, PhD
- Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology
- Bioarchaeology and Biological Anthropology
- Skeletal biomechanics
- Palaeopathology and palaeoepidemiology
- Biomechanical adaptation of the jaw
- Dental Anthropology
- Bioarchaeology of Japan
- Forensic Anthropology
Jomon Population Dynamics
Currently developing an interdisciplinary project analysing the population dynamics of the ancient Japanese hunter-gatherers, the Jomon, during the period surrounding the so-called ‘collapse’ of the 3rd millennium BC, with colleagues here at UCL and in Tokyo. This project combines the study of human remains with GIS, spatial analysis and agent-based modelling.
Laboratory supervisor at the Bioanthropology Field School (Project Director Prof. Simon Hillson) on the island of Astypalaia, Greece (2011 & 2012)
Responsibilities: Supervise a group of students (undergrad to post-grad) in the micro-excavation and recovery of neonatal remains from pot burials. This included teaching archaeological photography, planning (on paper and with digital images), how to excavate bones from the matrix, sieving, identification of the bones and dentition, and conservation.
- PhD in Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 2007-2011
Thesis title: Human behaviour and the temporomandibular joint
Supervisors: Professor Simon Hillson, Dr Daniel Antoine, and Dr Louise Martin
- MSc with Distinction in Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 2006-2007
Dissertation title: Temporomandibular joint disorders and the relationship with dental attrition in Medieval and post-Medieval British assemblages
- BA in Physical Anthropology with minor in Japanese, University of New Mexico, USA, 2000-2005
- Rando, C. J., Hackner, S., and Antoine, D. (In Prep) Case Report: Cleidocranial Dysplasia in an infant from the post-Meroitic period in Sudan. Journal of Medical Genetics.
- Rando, C., (In prep). Tooth wear and temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
- Rando, C., (In prep). Reduced mandibular dimensions in response to decreased masticatory load: The medieval/post-medieval transition in London. Archives of Oral Biology.
- Rando, C.J. and Waldron, T., 2012. TMJ osteoarthritis: A new approach to diagnosis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 148(1), p.45-53.
- Rando, C.J., Hillson, S., and Antoine, D., 2012. TMJ osteoarthritis and modernisation: Influence of the industrial revolution on disease prevalence. AJPA Supplement: Program of the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Volume 147, Issue S54, p. 244.
- Rando, C.J., Hillson, S., and Antoine, D., 2011. Mandibular diminution between the Medieval and post-Medieval periods in London: Evidence for reduced masticatory function. AJPA Supplement: Program of the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Volume 144, Issue S52, p.248.
- Rando, C.J., 2010. Temporomandibular joint disorders in archaeological populations: A pilot study examining the shifting prevalence of TMJ osteoarthritis between the Medieval and post-Medieval periods in London. AJPA Supplement: Program of the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Volume 141, Issue S50, p.194.