Centre for Environment and Society (CES)

About us

The Centre for Environment and Society is home to a wide range of innovating research. Based in the School of Social Sciences, it brings together expertise from a diverse range of disciplines. Bridging the divide between hard and social sciences, it operates at the cutting edge of modern interdisciplinary academia. 

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Research impact

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The Centre for Environment and Society interacts with a wide range of international users from across the scientific, commercial and NGO sectors. Its members work closely with national and international bodies, government agencies, museums, the media, statutory bodies and community organisations. Our research covers the globe and the diversity of active projects ranges from deep time to the present day.


Simon Underdown

Professor Simon Underdown

Professor of Biological Anthropology

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Name Role Email
Dr Thomas Chambers Senior Lecturer in Anthropology tchambers@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Susan Cheyne Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology and Primate Conservation s.cheyne@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Jason Danely Reader in Anthropology of Japan jdanely@brookes.ac.uk
Professor Giuseppe Donati Professor in Biological Anthropology gdonati@brookes.ac.uk
Professor Catherine (Kate) Hill Professor in Anthropology cmhill@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Mel Nowicki Reader in Urban Geography mnowicki@brookes.ac.uk
Professor Adrian Parker Professor in Geography agparker@brookes.ac.uk

Past events

The Sense of 'Home’: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Professor Dame Sue Black, OBE

Forensic anthropology in the UK - past, present and future, Professor Dame Sue Black, OBE