UCL Anthropology

Dr Suzy White

Dr Suzy White

Senior 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 Modules:
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Methods and Techniques in Biological Anthropology
  • Themes in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology (contributor)

  • Primate Evolution (contributor)

Past Modules:
  • Current Issues in Palaeoanthropology
  • Modern Human Origins and Cranial Diversity


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.

Office hours: Tuesdays 10-11, Thursdays 9-10 (Book here)


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