Dr Sian Halcrow
Office: 322 Lindo Ferguson Building
Dr Halcrow is a Senior Lecturer and bioarchaeologist with a research focus on infant and child health and disease in the past. She leads and is an Associate Investigator on several multidisciplinary projects investigating the effects that the adoption and intensification of agriculture has on health in the past, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. Recently, Dr Halcrow has started a project researching adaptation and environmental change in Northern Chile using large superbly-preserved prehistoric human collections from the region, which include the earliest examples of artificial mummification in the world.
Dr Halcrow's research is funded through sources including the NZ Royal Society Marsden fund, University of Otago Research Grants, Fulbright NZ. She is also a Partner Investigator on an Australian Council Research Grant.
Students interested in research in bioarchaeology are encouraged to contact Sian.
Current PhD students: