Alice May Roberts is an English biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author. Since 2012 she has been Professor of the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Since 2019, she has been President of the charity Humanists UK, which campaigns for state secularism and for "a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail".
|Born||Alice May Roberts, May 19, 1973, Bristol, England|
|Fields||Biological anthropology, Evolutionary biology|
|Institutions||University of Birmingham, National Health Service, British Broadcasting Corporation, University of Wales, University of Bristol|
|Education||The Red Maids' School|
|Alma mater||University of Wales (BSc, MB BCh), University of Bristol (PhD)|
|Thesis||Rotator cuff disease in humans and apes: a palaeopathological and evolutionary perspective on shoulder pathology (2008)|
|Known for||Origins of Us, Prehistoric Autopsy, The Incredible Human Journey, Ice Age Giants, Coast, Digging for Britain, Time Team|
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Though she is most famous for hosting science-themed television programs such as Coast,The Incredible Human Journey and Origins of Us, this British paleopathologist, anatomist, anthropologist, and osteoarchaeologist also had a teaching career at the University of Birmingham.
After graduating from the University of Wales College of Medicine, she worked briefly for the South Wales National Health Service. She later returned to university and received her doctorate in paleopathology (a field that investigates evidence of disease in ancient corpses).
She published her first scientific book, Don't Die Young: An Anatomist's Guide to Your Organs and Your Health, in 2007.
She spent both her early years and the bulk of her adult life in Bristol, England. Her marriage resulted in one daughter and one son.
She and Kate Humble both hosted science programs on United Kingdom television channels.
- Scientists from Bristol
- People educated at The Red Maids' School
- Television personalities from Bristol
- Women pathologists
- Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
- English anthropologists
- English women medical doctors
- Fellows of the Royal Society of Biology
- English humanists
- English archaeologists
- Academics of the University of Bristol
- Alumni of Cardiff University
- English atheists
- Academics of the University of Birmingham
- 20th-century English medical doctors
Latest information about Alice Roberts updated on June 07 2021.