Gina completed her PhD in Biological Anthropology at the University of Auckland. Her thesis used a life course approach to explore relationships between childhood stress and adult longevity in Londoners who lived during the Industrial Revolution. After completing her PhD, she worked as a consultant osteologist, recording and analysing prehistoric Māori remains.
She was recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kent involved in the Biorhythms of Childhood Growth project investigating links between a biorhythm evident in dental histology and variation in childhood growth rates.
In general, her research interests surround aspects of health in past people, with a particular interest in teeth including enamel histology and non-specific stress indicators in teeth.