Researcher biography

I am a Polish-Australian biological anthropologist and I specialise in hard tissue (bone and tooth) microscopy 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 55 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, and Honorary Editor (2022) of The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland (PRSQ). I am currently Editorial Board Member of Anthropological Review and Scientific Reports, Honorary Associate Editor (2023) of PRSQ, and Review Editor (2023) of Human Bioarchaeology and Paleopathology (Frontiers in Environmental Archaeology).