Alice Roberts

2015 Shortlist

Alice Roberts is an anatomist and anthropologist, television presenter, author and Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented Coast, Horizon and several series about human evolution – including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Prehistoric Autopsy – on BBC 2.

She has also presented Inside Science on Radio 4, and writes a regular science column for The Observer. Her previous books include Evolution: The Human Story, The Incredible Human Journey and The Complete Human Body. She lives near Bristol with her husband and two children.

Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

  • The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

    By Alice Roberts