Professor Alice Roberts is an anatomist and anthropologist, author and broadcaster, specialising in human anatomy and evolution, archaeology and history. In 2001, Alice made her television debut on Channel 4’s Time Team, and went on to write and present The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Ice Age Giants on BBC2. She is also the presenter of the long-running popular TV series Digging for Britain – now in its tenth series. Alice is passionate about public engagement with university research and teaching. She has been a Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.
Alice has written eleven popular science books, including The Incredible Human Journey, Evolution: The Human Story, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, Tamed: Ten species that changed our world, Ancestors: The Prehistory of Britain in Seven Burials, and Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain. Her new book Anatomical Oddities was released in November 2022.