Charlotte Roberts

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Professor
Charlotte Roberts
FBA
Born Charlotte Ann Roberts
(1957-06-25) 25 June 1957 (age 61)
Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Title Professor of Archaeology
Academic background
Alma mater University of Leicester
University of Sheffield
University of Bradford
Thesis Trauma and its treatment in British antiquity: An osteoarchaeological study of macroscopic and radiological features of long bone fractures from the historic period with a comparative study of clinical radiographs (1988)
Academic work
Discipline Archaeology
Sub-discipline Bioarchaeology
Palaeopathology
Medical history
Medical anthropology
Institutions University of Bradford
Durham University

Charlotte Ann Roberts, FBA (born 25 May 1957) is a British archaeologist, academic and former nurse. She is a bioarchaeologist and palaeopathologist, whose research focuses on health and the evolution of infectious disease in humans.[1] Since 2004, she has been Professor of Archaeology at Durham University.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Roberts was born on 25 May 1957 in Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She trained as a nurse at St James's University Hospital in Leeds, becoming a State Registered Nurse (SRN) in 1978. She then worked as a staff nurse on the burns unit of St Lawrence Hospital, Chepstow.[3]

In 1979, Roberts left her nursing career and matriculated into the University of Leicester to study archaeology.[3][4] She graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) degree.[3] She had originally intended to return to nursing after completing her degree, but instead continued to study archaeology.[5] From 1982 to 1983, she studied environmental archaeology and palaeoeconomy at the University of Sheffield,[6] graduating with a Master of Arts (MA) degree.[3] She undertook postgraduate research in bioarchaeology, palaeopathology and medical history on a part-time basis at the University of Bradford, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1988.[3][6] Her doctoral thesis was titled "Trauma and its treatment in British antiquity: An osteoarchaeological study of macroscopic and radiological features of long bone fractures from the historic period with a comparative study of clinical radiographs".[7]

Academic career[edit]

From 1983 to 1988, Roberts was a research assistant at the University of Bradford "on a project focusing on human remains".[3][5] She was appointed a lecturer in palaeopathology in 1989 and made a senior lecturer in medical anthropology in 1994.[3][4] In 2000, she moved to Durham University where she had been appointed Reader in Archaeology.[3][4] She was appointed Professor of Archaeology in 2004.[4] She was also a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow from 2006 to 2008, and a Nuffield Foundation Research Fellow from 2006 to 2007.[3]

Roberts is deputy editor of the International Journal of Paleopathology.[8] She was President of the Paleopathology Association from 2011 to 2013.[3][9] From 2010 to 2014, she served as a member of the Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology sub-panel for the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).[10][11] In 2015, she was elected President of the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO); she will serve a three-year term.[4][12]

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Roberts married Stewart James Gardner.[3] She is a member of the Women's Institute (WI).[4]

Honours[edit]

In July 2014, Roberts was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the UK's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.[13]

Selected works[edit]

  • Roberts, Charlotte A.; Lee, Frances; Bintliff, John, eds. (1989). Burial archaeology: current research, methods, and developments. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. ISBN 978-0-86054-671-9. 
  • Hunter, John; Roberts, Charlotte; Martin, Anthony (1996). Studies in crime: an introduction to forensic archaeology. London: Batsford. ISBN 978-0-7134-7901-0. 
  • Roberts, Charlotte; Manchester, Keith (1997). The Archaeology of Disease (2nd ed.). Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 978-0-7509-1483-3. 
  • Roberts, Charlotte; Cox, Margaret (2003). Health and disease in Britain: from prehistory to the present day. Stroud: Sutton. ISBN 978-0-7509-1844-2. 
  • Roberts, Charlotte A.; Buikstra, Jane E. (2003). The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis: a global view on a reemerging disease. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. ISBN 978-0-8130-2643-5. 
  • Roberts, Charlotte; Manchester, Keith (2005). The Archaeology of Disease (3rd ed.). Stroud: Sutton. ISBN 978-0-7509-2683-6. 
  • Roberts, Charlotte A. (2009). Human remains in archaeology: a handbook. York: Council for British Archaeology. ISBN 978-1-902771-75-5. 
  • Buikstra, Jane E.; Roberts, Charlotte A., eds. (2012). The global history of paleopathology: pioneers and prospects. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-538980-7. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Charlotte Roberts". Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage. Durham University. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Department of Archaeology (31 July 1999). "Prof CA Roberts – Durham University". Dur.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "ROBERTS, Prof. Charlotte Ann, (Mrs S. J. Gardner)". Who's Who 2016. Oxford University Press. November 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016. (Subscription required.)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Prof Charlotte Roberts, BA (Hons), MA, PhD, SRN". Department of Archaeology. Durham University. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Farnell, David N. (November 2010). "An Interview With Charlotte Roberts". The Post Hole. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Professor Charlotte Roberts". britac.ac.uk. The British Academy. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Roberts, C. A. (1988). "Trauma and its treatment in British antiquity: An osteoarchaeological study of macroscopic and radiological features of long bone fractures from the historic period with a comparative study of clinical radiographs". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "International Journal of Paleopathology Editorial Board". Journals.elsevier.com. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Paleopathology Association Executive Committee". Paleopathology Association. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Panel membership". ref.ac.uk. Research Excellence Framework. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Main Panel C" (pdf). ref.ac.uk. Research Excellence Framework. 21 January 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Charlotte Roberts". babao.org.uk. The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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