Prof Tim Thompson is our Managing Director. He therefore has overall responsibility for the running and development of the company, while also overseeing the product range and helping form the new tools for other anthropologists to use.
Tim has many hats. As well as running the company, Tim is a Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology at Teesside University, where he teaches on a range of courses. He’s very heavily involved in research and is particularly interested in the body and how it changes, especially in the modern context, on which he has published extensively. He is a practising forensic consultant, is currently a committee member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology and is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science and the Royal Anthropological Institute. At the moment, he is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Science & Justice.
The science and techniques behind our products are supported by active researchers and other expertise. In particular we have worked with those marvellous people at Landslide Studios, a digital company based in Middlesbrough with a successful track-record of producing software for a range of platforms. We’ve been working together to ensure that the software that accompanies our products is really rather wonderful.
As much as I may shock and surprise you all, we don’t know everything, and so to help us stay on the right path we’ve pulled together a fantastic Advisory Group. Currently, this group is made up of Dr Becky Gowland (a senior lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology in the world leading Department of Archaeology, Durham University), Prof Andrew Chamberlain (professor of Biological Anthropology), Malin Holst (director of the successful company, York Osteoarchaeology Ltd) and Dave Errickson (a PhD researcher focussing on non-contact surface scanning of bone).
Tim also informs us that, when it comes to hats, you should wear them and they should never wear you…