Eóin Parkinson

Member since 2024

Occupation: Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at University College Cork & Queen's University Belfast

Coming from Northern Ireland, I am excited to work with colleagues from STEM, business and Arts & Humanities to ensure UK-wide representation on national issues.


As a biological anthropologist and archaeologist, Eóin is interested in the long-term history of humanity and in understanding what it means to be human from a biological, social, and cultural perspective. In this respect, he has an interdisciplinary outlook that trickles down to his concerns on promoting the place of the Arts & Humanities in society alongside STEM.

Eóin studied at the Universities of Queen’s Belfast, Sheffield, and Malta, and he received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has since held postdoctoral fellowships at a number of interdisciplinary institutes, including Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, the McDonald Institute, the University of Malta, and British School at Rome. He was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2022, and lectured at Queen’s University Belfast 2022-24, before taking up a lectureship in Biological Anthropology at University College Cork.


  • Better funding for early career researchers
  • Climate change
  • Cross-cultural and international education
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities
  • International engagement
  • International research opportunities access
  • Misinformation and disinformation
  • Societal impact of research