Alice Roberts originally trained as a medical doctor and took a PhD in paleopathology before becoming a university lecturer. Part of the original team of presenters on BBC2′s Coast, Alice went on to present a range of programmes on television, including The Incredible Human Journey, Digging for Britain, Origins of Us, Prehistoric Autopsy, Ice Age Giants and Britain's Most Historic Towns. She is the author of eight previous books, including The Complete Human Body and The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize.
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