John Gowlett has particular interests in the origins of human fire use and the evolution of design form in technology.
He is involved in fieldwork in eastern and southern Africa.
He supervises PhD students in the archaeology of human origins.
- Keynote Speaker, ProtoLang Conference (Invitation to Speak, Organising Committee 2011)
- President, Anthropology and Archaeology Section, Festival of science (British Science Association 2010)