The following people currently serve as the Board of Trustees for The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology.
Grants Secretary (3 years)
Karina is currently a lecturer at Bournemouth University where she teaches human osteology and archaeothanatology. She is also programme leader for the MSc Biological Anthropology. Karina holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Texas at El Paso (USA, 1998), an MA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (USA, 2000), a DEA (MSc) in Biological Anthropology (2001) and a PhD from the Université Bordeaux I, France (2007). Karina's research mainly focuses on understanding patterns of decomposition, skeletal disarticulation, and taphonomy within funerary contexts, as a means to broaden our understanding of the consequences of post-mortem treatment, decomposition, taphonomy and human manipulation on the final lay-out of contexts with human remains. These approaches have both archaeological and forensic applications. Having undertaken a large part of her research in Peru, she's also interested in the biology of past Andean populations.
The Grants secretary is responsible for announcing the annual round of academic and commercial grants through the BABAO email list and setting the deadline for submissions. The post-holder ensures that all grant applications adhere to the regulations set out in the grants document and if necessary updates this document. The Grants secretary manages the judging process and collates the results, informing the winners by email and disseminating the results via the BABAO email list and at the AGM. She/he also ensure that the grant holders submit their report and present their research at the annual meeting.