Led by Professor Roy Wogelius, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ancient Life fosters collaboration between staff across The University of Manchester.

Senior management team:

Professor Roy Wogelius

Professor Roy Wogelius is Director of ICAL, and is a Professor of Geochemistry at The University of Manchester. Roy Wogelius’ research interests include mineral surface chemistry, reaction kinetics, aqueous geochemistry and environmental mineralogy.

Professor Andrew Chamberlain

Professor Andrew Chamberlain is Professor of Bioarchaeology in the Faculty of Life Sciences. He specialises in the study of human remains from archaeological sites (human osteoarchaeology). 

Dr Russell Garwood

Dr Russell Garwood is a palaeontologist who uses X-ray and computational techniques to study major transitions in the history of life.

Dr Bill Sellers

Dr Bill Sellers is a computational primatologist interested in the use of numerical techniques for investigating comparative anatomy, fossil behavioural and biomechanics.

Dr Mike Buckley

Dr Mike Buckley is a Royal Society Research Fellow in the Faculty of Life Sciences and integrates the latest proteomic techniques in the fields of archaeology and palaeontology.

Professor Phil Manning

Professor Phil Manning is an STFC Science in Society Fellow and a Professor of Natural History in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at the University of Manchester. He is also Professor of Geology at College of Charleston.  

Dr John Nudds

Dr John Nudds is a palaeontologist with a keen interest in museums, and research into exceptional fossil preservation and dinosaur palaeobiology. 

Dr Robert Sansom

Dr Robert Sansom is interested in the interplay between fossils, their preservation, and how researchers deduce evolutionary relationships, in a range of animal groups.

Regius Professor Philip Withers

Regius Professor Philip Withers is Professor of Materials Science in the School of Materials and works closely with the ICAL team on imaging biomaterials through microtomography.

Dr Nicholas Merriman

Dr Nicholas Merriman is the Director of The Manchester Museum. The museum displays works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history, with important collection of palaeontology objects.

Additional Members of ICAL include academics who come from across The University of Manchester.
Meet the rest of the ICAL team.
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