Damian Ruck is a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol in the Bristol Center for Complexity Sciences, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. His research involves using advanced computational and statistical methods to model recent changes in cultural values in many different countries worldwide using a large dataset of surveys.
Dr. Philip Garnett, now a Lecturer in the Management School at York University, served as a post-doctoral researcher on the Leverhulme Tipping Points project at Durham Univeristy. Using methods from computer science and evolutionary simulation of biological systems, Dr. Garnett researches the dynamics of fashion trends, linguistic evolution and synchronised human behaviour. See, for example:
Garnett, P., S. Mollan & R.A. Bentley (2014) Complexity in history: modelling the organizational demography of the British banking sector. Business History, in press.
Dr. Charlotte King, now a postdoctoral researcher in Anatomy at Univerity of Otago, completed a PhD at Durahm University, using isotopic and geometric morphometric analysis of human skeletons to investigate migration and kinship in prehistoric Thailand. See, for example:
Cat Jarman is an AHRC-sponsored Ph.D. student in the Department of Archeology and Anthropology at Bristol University. Her PhD project investigates the identities of the Viking Age burials in the U.K. through isotope analyses of human skeletal remains.