The following people currently serve as the Board of Trustees for The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology.


Tina Jakob


Tina Jakob

General Secretary (3 years)

Tina is currently a teaching fellow at Durham University where she is teaching modules in Anatomy and Osteology, as well as Palaeopathology. In 2004, she obtained her PhD from Durham with a comparative study of health and disease patterns from early medieval English and German skeletal populations. Tina has worked on excavations and survey projects in Germany, Turkey and recently in Jordan and northern Sudan.

Job Description

The General Secretary prepares and sends out the meetings’ agenda for the three annual committee meetings and the AGM to all committee members, takes the minutes during these meetings, collates and makes editorial changes and sends the finalised minutes to the Publicity and Outreach Officer, who places the minutes on the BABAO website. The General Secretary manages the election of new committee members by sending out calls for nominations for new committee posts and announcing the results of the elections at the AGM and to the membership via the BABAO emailing list. The post-holder is one of the signatories for cheques and holds a debit card in the Association’s name.