Charles Oxnard

The University of Western Australia, Australia

Charles Oxnard holds the B.S., M.B., Ph.D., and D.S. degrees from the University of Birmingham, UK. He started research with Professor Lord Zuckerman in 1952. Following tenured senior lectureship at Birmingham, he was a Professor at the Universities of Chicago, Southern California, and Western Australia until retirement in 1997. He is currently an Emeritus Professor (1997 till death), a Senior Research Fellow (1998–2012 renewable), and an Adjunct Professor of forensic science (2006–2011 renewable). Since retirement, he has been a Leverhulme Professor at UC, London (2001–2004), and he is currently an Honor Professor of anatomy at Hull/York Medical School and an Honor Professor of bioengineering at the Unicersity of Hull (both 2005–2010 renewable, UK). He received the Charles R. Darwin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Physical Anthropology in 2001, was honored as the dedicatee on a book Shaping Primate Evolution, Cambridge University Press, 2004, and received the Chancellor’s Medal, of the University of Western Australia in 2008. His researches range from anatomical dissection, through mathematical and engineering modeling of anatomical structures, to fast Fourier transforms, fast Lagrangian analyses, and finite element analyses as applied to the architecture and biomechanics of bone. His more recent studies have involved mathematical approaches to species evolution, individual lineages, brain evolution, and the dwarfed Flores fossils. He had £1.0 million research funding in the UK and $3 million in the USA. In Australia from 1987 to 1997, he had over A$2.7 million research funding. Since retirement, he has had two Leverhulme grants (2002–2007 held with UK collaborators), six ARC Large and Discovery Grants (1997–2012, some with collaborators), two Marie Curie Research Grants (2005–2008), and a BBSRC UK Research Grant (2007–2009) all held with collaborators, UK.

Biography Updated on 11 July 2010

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