UCL Anthropology

Dr Suzy White

Dr Suzy White

Teaching Fellow in Biological Anthropology

Dept of Anthropology

Faculty of S&HS

Joined UCL
5th Oct 2015

Research summary

Research interests:
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Hominin and primate taxonomy
  • Comparative primate anatomy
  • Geometric morphometrics and virtual anthropology
  • Curation and reanalysis of collections
  • Palaeopathology and primate pathology/trauma

Teaching summary

  • Current Issues in Palaeoanthropology
  • Modern Human Origins and Cranial Diversity
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Methods and Techniques in Biological Anthropology
  • Themes in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology


I am a palaeoanthropologist with a background in archaeology, anthropology and human anatomy. I completed my PhD thesis at UCL, where I assessed the taxonomic status of Middle Pleistocene hominins ('Homo heidelbergensis') through measuring variation in the browridge, using 3D geometric morphometrics.

I am part of the Palaeoanthropology and Comparative Anatomy (PACA) Laboratory at UCL Anthropology, and I am also the current curator of the Biological Anthropology collection.


PhD in Palaeoanthropology, UCL, 2018
MSc in Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology, UCL, 2014
BSc (Hons) in Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Liverpool, 2012