TEACHING & SUPERVISION

Teaching

Since 2017, I have been teaching courses in paleoanthropology to undergraduate students enrolled in Bachelor in Medical Sciences (University of Pretoria) and Bachelor of Science with Honours in the field of Palaeontology degree (University of the Witwatersrand). I have been lecturing on:

  • Introduction to paleoanthropology (Univ. Pretoria, ANA 215)
  • Human brain evolution (Univ. Witwatersrand, PALP 4013)
  • Introduction to epistemology (Univ. Witwatersrand, PALP 4013)
  • Imaging techniques and quantitative analyses in paleontology (Univ. Witwatersrand, PALP 4012)

Supervision of master and honours students

I have been co-supervising two master students and one honours student since 2017 on the following projects:

 

Virtual rendering of the Papio specimen UW 88-886 from Malapa (courtesy F. Bouchet).

 

  • A high-resolution microtomographic study of the Papio specimen UW 88-886 from the Early Pleistocene site of Malapa, Gauteng, South Africa (Master project at the University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier, France). Published in Palaeontologia Africana (link).

 

 

 

Virtual rendering of a modern human cranium and endocast.

 

 

  • Exploring an innovative method for the automatic recognition of cortical sulci in cranial endocasts (Master project at the University of Pretoria, South Africa). Published in Journal of Anatomy (link).

 

 

 

 

Virtual rendering of the hominin specimen StW 669 from Milner Hall.

 

 

  • A microtomographic study of the StW 669 hominin molar from the Milner Hall, Sterkfontein Caves, South Africa (Honours project at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa). Preliminary results presented at the biannual meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa in Bloemfontein (Afrique du Sud) in 2018 (link).