Dr Tamara Varney

Dr. Tamara Varney

Associate Professor
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Academic Qualifications: 
  • 2003 PhD (Archaeology), University of Calgary 
  • 1994 MSc (Human Biology), University of Guelph
  • 1991 HBSc (Anthropology/Biology), Trent University
Academic Awards:  
  • 2001 PRA (Organization of American States) Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1999-2000 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Research Interests: 

Bioarchaeology (osteology, palaeopathology, palaeodietary reconstruction/stable isotope analysis), historic cemetery archaeology, forensic anthropology, historical epidemiology, British Caribbean and Northeastern North America 

Major External Funding:  
  • 2014 - 2018 Primary Investigator, SSHRC ID ($202,534)
  • 2012-2015 Primary Investigator, SSHRC IRD ($62,950)
  • 2005-2008 Co-Investigator, SSHRC Standard Research Grant ($93,000)
In the News:

October 11, 2023

Lakehead University researchers secure more than...

Five research projects at Lakehead University received more than $650,000 in funding from the...


May 17, 2016

Lakehead University researcher delves into 200-...

A team of researchers led by an anthropologist Dr. Tamara Varney is shedding new light on what...