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Consolidator research award

Since joining the University in February 2013, Professor Kivell’s research has reshaped our understanding of human evolution. In 2014, she founded the Animal Postcranial Evolution (APE) Laboratory and co-founded the Skeletal Biology Research Centre (SBRC).

Tracy won a €1.6m ERC grant that attracted a number of young researchers who have formed her research team, conducting research funded not only by the ERC, but also the Fyssen Foundation, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and the British Academy. Her current international collaborations include: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany), Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Duke University and Chatham University (USA), University of Antwerp (Belgium), and the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). Her publication record is equally impressive. Tracy has published 62 papers in the 12 years that she has been a researcher, an impressive 50 of them stemming from Kent research since 2013, including in Science, Nature Communications and PNAS.

But beyond the publications, the grants, the lab, the research centre and the international collaborations, Tracy has pioneered impact and public engagement activities on the one hand, and an incredible sense of collegiality and leadership on the other. She is not only a top researcher; she is one of the most well-rounded.

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Last Updated: 12/07/2019

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