Victoria Lockwood

Victoria Lockwood
Title:
she/her/hers
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Background

Program: Human Paleobiology PhD

Year Entered: 2017

Advisors: Bernard Wood and Carson Murray

Current Research

Victoria Lockwood is interested in how organisms travel through their environment, with a particular focus on the upper limb and variation in maternal chimpanzee ranging behaviors. She uses a combined approach of locomotion biomechanics, functional morphology, primatology, and comparative anatomy.

 

Research Experience:

2018 Paleontological fieldwork, Vallès-Penedès Basin, Catalonia, Spain. The George Washington University.

2017-Present Hand Polydactyly Project with Dr. Rui Diogo (Howard University) and Brìd Crowley (The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK).

2017 Masters by Research thesis: “Biomechanics of the human hand during suspensory locomotion: a combined pressure and kinematic approach”. University of Kent. Advisors: Dr. Tracy Kivell and Dr. Matthew Skinner.

2016 Undergraduate dissertation: “Morphological variation in posterior femoral entheses in humans and non-human primates”. University of Kent. Advisor: Dr. Matthew Skinner.

2014 “The extractive foraging hypothesis, tool use category and absolute brain volume in primates”. Human Brain Evolution Laboratory, directed by Dr. Tom Schoenemann, Indiana University, Bloomington. Presented at 9th Annual Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington.

2014 Catalogued avian skeletal specimens at William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Indiana University, Bloomington.

2012-2016 Curated the primate skeletal collection at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent, UK.

Education

MSc-R Biological Anthropology, University of Kent, awarded 2018

BSc Biological Anthropology with a Year in the United States, University of Kent, 2016

Publications

Conference abstracts

Lockwood V A, Lu S-C, Winter S, Kivell T L. Pressure generated by the modern human hand during vertical climbing. American Association of Biological Anthropologists, Denver, Colorado, March 2022.

Lockwood V A, Lonsdorf E V, Stanton M A, Lee S M, and Murray C M. The relationship between arboreality and climate variables in lactating female chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Virtual, April 2021

Lockwood V A, Lu S-C, Winter S, and Kivell T L. Support size and thumb position preferences in humans during suspension and vertical climbing: Implications for hominin hand evolution. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Los Angeles, California, April 2020.

Ng L, Stevenson S, Maraka J, Stark H, Lockwood V, Diogo R, and Crowley B. Radial Polydactyly: The not so innocent floating radial duplicate. International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Berlin, Germany, June 2019.

Lockwood V A, and Brooks A S. The effect of hand grip on the cutting efficiency and edge dulling of basalt flakes. GW Research Days, Washington, DC, April 2019.

Lockwood V A, Lu S-C, Winter S, and Kivell T L. An experimental study of human hand pressures during suspension and implications for fossil hominin locomotion. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2019.

Crowley, B, Diogo R, Lockwood V, Wright L, Ng L, and Stevenson S. Polydactyly: putting together development, evolution and pathologies. XXIII Congress of the Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2018.

Lockwood V A, and Skinner M M. Morphological variation in posterior femoral entheses in humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas. British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 2016.

Lockwood V A. The extractive foraging hypothesis, tool use category and absolute brain volume in primates. 9th Annual Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, February 2015.

Research Experience

2017 Masters by Research thesis: “Biomechanics of the human hand during suspensory locomotion: a combined pressure and kinematic approach”. University of Kent. Advisors: Dr. Tracy Kivell and Dr. Matthew Skinner.

2016 Undergraduate dissertation: “Morphological variation in posterior femoral entheses in humans and non-human primates”. University of Kent. Advisor: Dr. Matthew Skinner.

2014 “The extractive foraging hypothesis, tool use category and absolute brain volume in primates”. Human Brain Evolution Laboratory, directed by Dr. Tom Schoenemann, Indiana University, Bloomington. Presented at 9th Annual Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Distinctions

2021 Lewis N. Cotlow Award, The George Washington University ($900)

2020 Exploration and Field Research Grant, The Explorers Club Washington Group ($2085)

2019 Grants-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi ($300)

2019 Lewis N. Cotlow Award, The George Washington University ($1800)

2016 Social Sciences Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in Degree Programme, University of Kent

2016 Anthropology Best Dissertation Prize, University of Kent

2015 Undergraduate Paper Prize, 9th Annual Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington