President 2023: Sada Mire, University College London
President 2022:
Geeta Ludhra, Brunel University
President 2021: Joy Hendry, Oxford Brookes University 
President 2019: Penny Spikins, University of York
President 2018: David Robinson, University of Central Lancashire
President 2017: Anna Williams, Huddersfield University
President 2016: Robin Crompton, University of Liverpool
President 2015: Matthew Pope, University College London
President 2014: Susannah Thorpe, University of Birmingham

: Fiona Coward, Bournemouth University
I am an archaeologist whose work focuses on the multidisciplinary study of the evolution of human social life and cognition. I’m interested in how and why humans were able to scale up their social lives from the very small social groups we lived in for much of our prehistory to the global social networks which characterise people’s lives today. Within this broad area I am interested in the relationship between physical and social environments during human evolution, and on the social changes which formed part of the shift from mobile hunting and gathering to settled village life in the early Near East. I am particularly interested in the role material culture plays in these processes.