Hugo Dutel

BBSRC Research Fellow

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Hugo Dutel's research interests deal with the morphological evolution and adaptation of vertebrates.

His research work since completing his PhD has focused on form / function relationships in the cranial system of living and extinct vertebrates.

Hugo's approach encompasses paleontology, comparative anatomy and embryology, as well as functional morphology and biomechanics.

He is currently working on a BBSRC-funded project that aims at investigating the role of soft tissues in the skull biomechanics of mammals and reptiles. For more information, please visit his website.


Research Interests

  • Biological evolution

  • Comparative anatomy (including palaeontology)

  • Functional morphology and biomechanics

Research groups

  • Collaborating with Dr Alana Sharp and Prof Susan Evans (UCL, London) and Dr Flora Gröning (University of Aberdeen) on a project on soft tissues funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • FEA for Medical and Biological Problems

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Organismal Biology, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (2013)