Monika Krzyżanowska, PhD

Contact:

e-mail: monika.krzyzanowska[at]uwr.edu.pl

Tel.: +48 71 3752512

dr Monika Krzyżanowska

MA thesis:

Zróżnicowanie wybranych cech niemetrycznych na czaszkach australijskich.

Doctoral thesis:

Międzypokoleniowy awans społeczny a wysokość ciała z uwzględnieniem wybranych mierników statusu społecznego

 D.Sc. (habilitation):  

Impact of migration and assortative mating patterns on selected human biological and social characteristics

 Publications:

1996 – 2000

2001 – 2010

2011 – present

Research interests:

I am interested in various aspects of human population biology and ecology.

My most recent research is on biological background of social mobility and migration with particular focus on the intra and inter-generational social and geographical mobility in the British national cohorts in relation to height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), as well as other biosocial and biomedical variables – birth order, number of children in family, educational attainment of child and father, educational and cognitive tests (reading, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal IQ tests), total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, etc.

I am also interested in mating patterns for a variety of characteristics including age, educational attainment, socioeconomic status, region and physical variables, such as height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as psychological traits and behavior, i.e. intelligence, interests and hobbies, attitudes, personality in modifying the structure of human populations.

I also work on socioeconomic variation in biological traits, especially height, weight, BMI and age at menarche.

 

Grants, projects and academic internships:

Biological background of social mobility and migration – the Erasmus Programme (2010 – 2014).

Trends in human population biology and ecology – analyses of the British national cohorts – collaboration with the Department of Biological Anthropology University of Cambridge, UK and Paris Descartes University & APHP, France

Assortative mating pattern – analyses of the British national cohorts – collaboration with the Department of Biological Anthropology University of Cambridge, UK and Paris Descartes University & APHP, France

2010 – present Scientific internships at the Department of Biological Anthropology University of Cambridge, UK

Cooperation with other scientific centers:

Department of Biological Anthropology University of Cambridge, UK

Paris Descartes University & APHP, France

Department of Anthropology Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław, Poland

Institute of Archaeology University of Wrocław, Poland

Institute of Archaeology Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland

Wrocław Medical University, Poland

Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland

Museum of the First Piasts at Lednica, Poland

Popular science:

‘Are tall people better?’ – discussion on tall people on TV Channel 2; Warsaw, April 2008.

‘Am I growing normally?’ – lectures for the high school students (‘My First University’ project; Wrocław 06.12.2008).

1999 – 2002 lectures during Lower Silesian Science Festival in Wrocław.

Memberships and functions in societies:

Polish Anthropological Association (PTA)

2007 – 2015 – Chairwoman of Polish Anthropological Association (Wrocław division)

European Anthropological Association (EAA)

The BioSocial Society

Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB)

Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies

Tutorials:

Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Teaching:

Lectures:

Biological Anthropology

Biostatistics

Social Anthropology

Biological background of social mobility and migration

Classes:

Morphological Anthropology

English in Biology

Biostatistics