My research project, entitled “Medical Geology: The Impact of the Natural Environment on Health in Past Populations from Ireland and Scotland” focuses on the role of the natural environment and underlying geology in the health status of skeletal populations in Medieval Ireland and Scotland. By examining skeletal indicators of stress for various skeletal populations across Ireland and Scotland, I will attempt to see a correlation between variations in underlying geology and human health.
In particular, I will be utilising porotic hyperostosis, cribra orbitalia and linear enamel hypoplasia as skeletal indicators of stress
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):