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The Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Inter-Disciplinary Anthropology (CRESIDA) is a highly interactive centre comprising both social and biological anthropologists. We draw creatively and dynamically on diverse intellectual traditions within and beyond anthropology, their distinctions and synergies. The research of staff, and associated research students, falls within three intersecting themes:

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Our research is very well supported by specialist resources and facilities, both field and laboratory. We hold regular centre discussions of work-in-progress and topical issues, as well as a seminar series (organised jointly with the Centre for Research in Ecology (CRE), plus occasional workshops and other events. We welcome enquiries about the research of staff and students, including from prospective research students.

Doctoral Research

The department has a strong research environment and its high calibre research staff are well qualified to mentor students to a successful PhD. They have a wide range of expertise and are engaged in collaborative work with researchers, both within the University and at other institutions and organisations, in the UK and abroad. Excellent research facilities, with well-equipped specialist labs and diverse fieldwork opportunities, make this a stimulating environment to work and study in.

There are a broad range of PhD opportunities available in each of the research centres, with a number of internally and externally funded PhD studentships. PhD students are an integral part of the department - attending regular research seminars and research centre meetings, engaging in teaching activities and giving conference presentations in both the UK and abroad. For more information on PhD opportunities in Life Sciences at the ‘Top New University in London', please contact Dr Emma Skipper (attaching your CV) and see our graduate school page. We look forward to hearing from you.

TECHNE This research Centre is part of the TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership consortium. For further information on the TECHNE AHRC funded PhD Studentships please see here. The closing date for 2013/14 has now passed.