Margaret Clegg




Margaret Clegg has a degree in Behavioural Science, a Masters and PhD in Biological Anthropology. Her own research includes work on the evolution of human growth particularly at adolescence and the evolution of speech through investigation of anatomical markers such as the hyoid bone.

Margaret has taught and researched Biological Anthropology at UCL, UCN and the University of Southampton. She presents regularly at conferences and seminars and has a growing list of publications.

She was recently appointed Head of Human Remains Unit at the Natural History Museum. Her work includes investigating the provenance of the human remains being claimed for repatriation including researching the background to acquisition and the ethnography of the claimant group, together with an analysis of the scientific research and continuing value of these human remains not only to the scientific community but also to claimant group and the wider population.