Good Grief Facilitator

Alice Roberts, Chair, Good Grief Bristol

Professor Alice Roberts


Professor Alice Roberts will chair day three of the Good Grief Conference on Wednesday 13 May. Its theme is Anthropological and Cultural Perspectives on Grief, and she’ll introduce experts on topics including Muslim perspectives on bereavement and grief in popular culture.

Professor Roberts is an academic, broadcaster and writer whose research and media work focuses on evolution, physiology, human anatomy, archaeology and history. She’s also a medical doctor. Professor Roberts joined the University of Birmingham in 2012 and one of her roles there is as Professor of Public Engagement with Science.

Her TV debut was in 2001, as a human bone specialist for Channel 4’s Time Team. She has since fronted Coast on BBC2 and has written and presented various BBC2 series, such as The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, and Ice Age Giants. In 2020, the sixth season of her archaeology series, Digging for Britain, will air in 2020.

Professor Roberts has written seven books in the popular science genre including The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015.