Colin Groves

Professor, Academic

1942 –

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Who is Colin Groves?

Colin Peter Groves is Professor of Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Born in England on 24 June 1942, Colin Groves completed a Bachelor of Science at University College London in 1963, and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1966. From 1966 to 1973, Dr. Groves was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, Queen Elizabeth College and the University of Cambridge. He emigrated to Australia in 1974, and has been at the Australian National University since, being promoted to full Professor in 2000.

Professor Groves' research interests are human evolution, primates, mammalian taxonomy, skeletal analysis, biological anthropology, ethnobiology and biogeography. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, India, Iran, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Along with the Czech biologist Professor Vratislav Mazák, Groves was the describer of Homo ergaster. Groves also wrote Primate Taxonomy published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 2001, and Ungulate Taxonomy.

He is an active member of the Australian Skeptics and has many published skeptical papers, as well as research papers covering his other research interests. He has also conducted regular debates with creationists and anti-evolutionists.

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Jun 24, 1942
Also known as
  • Colin P. Groves
  • Australia
  • UCL Medical School
  • University College London
Lived in
  • Canberra

on July 23, 2013


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