Gina McFarlane completed her PhD at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) investigating links between childhood stress and adult health in the skeletal record. This work used a life course approach to focus on Londoners who lived during the Industrial Revolution - a period marked by rapid social change, migration and shifting disease patterns.
Dr McFarlane has undertaken research in bioarchaeology and biological anthropology, and has a particular interest in teeth as well as physiological stress indicators (including enamel hypoplasia). She also has experience as a consultant osteologist in New Zealand, recording and analysing prehistoric Maori remains (koiwi).
Currently, Gina is a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kent involved in a new project, Biorhythms of Childhood Growth, which investigates biorhythms evident in dental histology and how these relate to childhood growth.