The following people currently serve as the Board of Trustees for The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology.
Charlotte is a full Professor in Archaeology at Durham University (since 2000).
A State Registered Nurse initially (1975-8), she has a BA in Archaeological Studies (Leicester - 1979-1982), a MA Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy (Sheffield - 1983), and a PhD (bioarchaeology/medical history - Bradford 1988). She was elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2014. Her key research interests lie in: contextual approaches to past human health (palaeopathology); ethics and human remains; contemporary health; evolutionary approaches to the origin and history of infectious diseases; big data projects in palaeopathology. She also does a wide range of public engagement work (exhibitions, talks, MOOC).
She was a BABAO Committee Member 1999-2000, President 2015-2018, and has taken on the role for another year (2018-2019). She co-hosted the BABAO conference at Durham University in 2001 and 2014, was a working party member for the BABAO Ethics and Practice Policies 2010 and for the 1st editions of the recording standards (Brickley and McKinley 2004).
The President's role broadly involves:
- Chairing 3 committee meetings each year (November, February and June), and the AGM at the Annual September conference - checking agendas and minutes, addressing actions.
- Leading e-mail discussions amongst the committee about problems that arise between meetings.
- Making sure actions highlighted from committee meetings are progressed
- Helping to identify and approaching suitable people for committee posts
- Identifying future conference venues and approaching hosts
- Writing the BABAO responses to national level items of relevance
- Coordinating the writing of letters of various kinds from the Committee
- Writing a piece for the Annual BABAO Review
- Defining a vision for where the association should be by the end of the 3 year post, and working with the committee to achieve key goals.