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

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Sophie Newman

Grants Secretary

Sophie Newman

Grants Secretary (2018‒)

E-mail: sophie.newman[at]

Sophie is a Research Technician and Lab Demonstrator in Human Osteology at the University of Sheffield. She studied Anatomical Sciences (BSc) at the University of Dundee, before completing an MSc in Palaeopathology at Durham University in 2012. She remained at Durham to undertake her PhD research focusing on child health in the Industrial Revolution. Following the completion of her doctorate in 2016, she worked as a commercial osteoarchaeologist for York Osteoarchaeology, before starting her current role at Sheffield in 2017. Her research interests include the bioarchaeology of children and childhood, health in 18th-19th century England, the ageing body, and the impact of social inequality on health and social identity. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and also sits on the committee for the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP).

Job Description

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.