Dr Isabelle Winder

Lecturer in Zoology, Teaching & Learning Development Leader

Contact info

Position: Lecturer (T&S) in Zoology, Teaching & Learning Development Leader (CELT)

E-mail: i.c.winder@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 38 8859

Office location: Memorial Building, Room F25b

School roles: Programme Organiser for Biology and Biology with Biotechnology, Head of Year 3, Disability Tutor. I am a member of the Unfair Practice Committee.

CELT roles: CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Program Organiser; PgCertHE Deputy Director

Overview

I am an evolutionary anthropologist in the broad sense, with interests in primatology, functional morphology, evolutionary biology, biogeography, ecology, palaeontology and human origins. My work applies an evolutionary perspective and focuses on unpicking the complex relationships between different aspects of and actors in evolutionary systems. I am working on two main projects at present, one using morphometrics to explore the evolution of primate locomotion and another applying niche modelling to gain a better understanding of primate distributions, ecology and landscape use. Both have an evolutionary flavour to them, and ultimately I hope to use the insights gained from these and related projects to help reconstruct human evolution. I am currently writing up some of the findings of my earlier work on the subject for a book called The Landscapes of Human Evolution which will be published by Cambridge University Press.

In addition to my primary work on evolutionary anthropology and primatology, I am also interested in the anthropology of science and how humans learn, teach, conduct research and communicate their work. This has produced a co-authored book called The Behavioural Ecology of Project-Based Science and remains ongoing.

Career History

I work at Bangor as a Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer (0.8FTE) in the School of Biological Sciences and a Teaching and Learning Development Leader (0.2FTE) for the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching.

My career history has included:

2015-

Research Associate, University of York, Department of Archaeology

2014-

Honourary Research Associate, University of Liverpool, Department of Musculoskeletal Biology II

2012-2015  

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Palaeoanthropology, University of York, Department of Archaeology/PALAEO Research Centre

2009-2015

Visiting Lecturer/Teaching Staff, University of York, Department of Archaeology/Centre for Lifelong Learning/York Management School

2009-2012

PhD in Hominin Palaeoecology, University of York, Department of Archaeology/PALAEO Research Centre

2008-2009

MSc Palaeoanthropology, University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology

2005-2008

BSc Geography, University of Sheffield, Department of Geography

Teaching and Supervision

I co-supervise a PhD student, Alexandra Allen, with Dr Kris D’Aout and Prof. Robin Crompton. Ali is based at the University of Liverpool and is working on human biomechanics and the evolution of locomotion.

I also supervise MScRes, MZoo and BSc projects in all the areas listed above, and would be keen to hear from students interested in conducting research with me!

I teach on the following modules:

BSX-3161 Human Evolutionary Biology (module organiser)

BSX-3153 Primatology

BSX-3137 Systematics and Diversity

BSX-3150 Life in a Changing Climate

BSX-1031 Practical Skills 2 (module organiser)

BSX-1030 Practical Skills 1

Contact Info

Position: Lecturer (T&S) in Zoology, Teaching & Learning Development Leader (CELT)

E-mail: i.c.winder@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 38 8859

Office location: Memorial Building, Room F25b

School roles: Programme Organiser for Biology and Biology with Biotechnology, Head of Year 3, Disability Tutor. I am a member of the Unfair Practice Committee.

CELT roles: CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Program Organiser; PgCertHE Deputy Director

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