Dr Sarah Stark
Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Archaeology
Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
Institute of Archaeology
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2020
My research interests explore human morphological adaptations and the mechanisms which drive phenotype variation throughout the life course in evolutionary and archaeological contexts. Currently, I am investigating the process of long bone growth and development and cranial morphology. In particular, how environmental impacts shape human adaptation and biomechanics. Additionally, my research focuses on health and disease processes on past population dynamics and investigating these relationships through survival probabilities. I am also interested in digitization techniques for collection preservation, teaching, research and heritage sectors.
Associate Lecturer for courses in MSc Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology
Recent Professional History
2020 (Sept) -: Associate Lecturer in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
2020 (Jan-Aug): Sessional Lecturer in Bioarchaeology, University of Southampton
2019 (June-Dec): Contract Osteologist, Canterbury Archaeological Trust
2018-19: Data Analyst, HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area), UK
2018 (Jan-Aug): Research Fellow, Amara West Research Project, British Museum, Canterbury Christ Church, and University of Southampton
I am currently working in collaboration with the following research group:
- Southampton Monument and Vault Initiative Project (SMVI) in collaboration with Dr Simon Mays of Historic England and SMVI. This work focuses on photographing and 3D modelling human remains to monitor conservation and preservation.