As a lecturer in Human Origins at the University of Cambridge (UK), I am involved in the following Biological Anthropology courses offered by the Department of Archaeology (for further information, see link):

  • B1 – Humans in Biological Perspective (lecturer)
  • B3 – Human Evolution (lecturer)
  • B12 – The Inner Ape: Hominin Origins and Evolution (coordinator)

I also contribute to the first-year Evolution and Behaviour course of the Natural Sciences Tripos (Part IA, link).


From 2017 to 2020, I taught 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) in South Africa. I delivered lectures 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)


Student supervision

Since 2017, I have supervised 4 honours, 8 master students and 2 PhD students from the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Barcelona (Spain), the University of Toulouse (France), the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).  Here below some examples of research projects:


  • 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 the Papio specimen UW 88-886 from Malapa (courtesy F. Bouchet).


  • 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 a modern human cranium and endocast.
  • 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). Published in South African Journal of Science (link).
Virtual rendering of the hominin specimen StW 669 from Milner Hall.