Researcher biography

I am a Polish-Australian biological anthropologist and I specialise in bone histology which I apply to understand the biology and function of humans and other mammals. ​I work with modern, archaeological, and palaeontological samples. I am based in Brisbane, Australia and currently conduct research predominantly affiliated with the University of Queensland (Honorary Senior Lecturer since 2021). I am also a Correspondent Researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden (The Netherlands), and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Kent in Canterbury (UK). ​I have 63 peer-reviewed publications and have so far secured >$580k in research grants as a PI, including a 2019–2022 ARC DECRA (DE190100068). As a CI/AI, I have featured on ~$1.7 million worth of research grants, including a 2019–2021 Marsden Fund Project Grant (18-UOO-028) and a 2023–2025 ARC DP (DP230100440).

Between September and November 2022, I was a Martin & Temminck Fellow at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in The Netherlands​. ​Until September 2022, I spent almost 7 years at the Australian National University in Canberra working as an ARC DECRA Fellow (2019–2022), Senior Lecturer (promoted in 2019), and Lecturer. Between 2015 and 2016 I was a Research Assistant in medicine at Imperial College in London. Until 2014, I spent about 8 years at the University of Kent in Canterbury completing a BSc (2010), PhD (2014), and PGCHE (2014), and working in various teaching roles, including tutoring, lab demonstration, sessional lecturing, and lecturing. I was previously Treasurer of the Australasian Society for Human Biology, Editor (2022) and Associate Editor (2023) of The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland (PRSQ), and Editorial Board Member (2022-2024) of Scientific Reports. I am currently Editorial Board Member of Anthropological Review and Review Editor (2023) of Human Bioarchaeology and Paleopathology (Frontiers in Environmental Archaeology).