I'm an academic, author and broadcaster.
I make programmes and write books about human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. I passionately believe that universities are about generating and spreading knowledge to the widest possible audience.
I’m a medical doctor, and went on to become a university lecturer. I taught human anatomy to students and doctors, and did research into human origins and disease in ancient skeletons. But all the time, I felt that it was important to engage with people outside universities, of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve been Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.
I write on subjects ranging across anatomy, embryology, evolution, and archaeology. My new book, TAMED, about the domestication of species - from dogs to potatoes - will be published in Autumn 2017, and I’ll be going on tour to talk about it.