North West Network for Human Evolution Research (The Network)

About us

We are a consortium of researchers in Evolutionary Anthropology at North West England Universities who network on a regular basis for seminars and social events. Following on from the success of the Liverpool Evolutionary Anthropology Forum (LEAF), the newly formed North West network now brings together researchers from across North West England and surrounds who share common research interests in human evolution.

Our subject fields are broad and incorporate research from Palaeolithic Archaeology, Palaeontology, Quaternary Science, Primatology, Cognition Evolution and Evolutionary Psychology.

The network is currently being co-organised by the University of Liverpool (Dept of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology) and Liverpool John Moores University (School of Natural Sciences and Psychology)

Aims of the Network

The main aim of the Network is to transmit information and knowledge about human evolution research amongst people in the local and wider region by:

  • Establishing links between researchers in the North West and immediate local area.
  • Promoting collaborative research between member institutions and individuals.
  • Maintaining lists of regional specialists in our subject fields (as listed above).
  • Notifying members of local seminars, forthcoming events, news.
  • Highlighting impressive research and achievements by our researchers through an active newsfeed and annual newsletter.
  • Bringing North West researchers together at an annual event that will rotate around the network.

Member Institutions