Ulijaszek, Stanley 1954-
Ulijaszek, Stanley 1954-
(S.J. Ulijaszek, Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Stanley Jan Ulijaszek)
Born July 3, 1954, in Nottingham, England; son of Michal and Anna Ulijaszek; married Pauline Ann Scott; children: Michael, Alexandra, Peter. Education: University of Manchester, B.S., 1975; Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, M.S., 1978; King's College, University of London, Ph.D., 1987; Cambridge University, M.A., 1990; Oxford University, M.A., 1999. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, twentieth-century art history, cycling, swimming.
Previously worked as a public health nutritionist in Papua, New Guinea; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, university lecturer in biological anthropology, 1986-97; Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, associate professor, 1997-99; Oxford University, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford, England, university lecturer in human ecology and nutritional anthropology, fellow of St. Cross College, 1999—.
Society for the Study of Human Biology (program secretary, 2002—), Nutrition Society, International Committee on the Anthropology of Food, Biosocial Society, Human Biology Association USA, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Australasian Society for Human Biology, European Anthropological Association, American Anthropology Association, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, New York Academy of Science, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.
University of Tokyo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellow and visiting professor, 1994; ANU, visiting fellow, 2004, 2005; University of Melbourne, visiting fellow, 2005—.
(With Simon R. Poraituk) Molluscs in the Subsistence Diet of Some Purari Delta People, Dept. of Minerals and Energy (Konedobu, New Guinea), 1981.
(Editor, with S.S. Strickland) Seasonality and Human Ecology: 35th Symposium Volume of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1993.
(Editor, with C.G.N. Mascie-Taylor) Antropometry: The Individual and the Population, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1994.
(Editor) Health Intervention in Less Developed Nations, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1995.
Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995.
(Editor, with C.J.K. Henry) Long-Term Consequences of Early Environment: Growth, Development, and the Lifespan Developmental Perspective, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1996.
(Editor, with Rebecca Huss-Ashmore) Human Adaptability, Past, Present, and Future: The First Parkes Foundation Workshop, Oxford, January 1994, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997.
(Editor, with others) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1998.
(Editor, with L.M. Schell) Urbanism, Health, and Human Biology in Industrialized Countries, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1999.
(Editor) Population, Reproduction, and Fertility in Melanesia, Berghahn Books (New York, NY), 2005.
Book review editor for the Journal of Biosocial Science; editor of the Journal of Human Comparative Biology (Homo); and associate editor of the Journal Economics and Human Biology.
Stanley Ulijaszek is a university lecturer who specializes in human ecology and nutritional anthropology. He holds degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, and Manchester Universities, as well as the University of London, and his research interests focus primarily on nutrition, human ecology, and population as they pertain to evolutionary patterns, especially in Papua, New Guinea, where he has worked both as a public health nutritionist and collecting research for his doctorate. His research has taken him to such other diverse locations as Poland, India, Nepal, Sarawak, Bangladesh, and the Cook Islands. Ulijaszek is the author and/or editor of numerous volumes dealing with human growth, adaptability, reproduction, and population studies.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development, for which Ulijaszek served as one of the editors, collects a number of articles written by doctors, anthropologists, and psychologists pertaining to the varying ways in which human growth and development may be studied. Each expert addresses the issues in terms of their own specialty, and proposes what they see as the most vital aspects of the processes. A contributor for Booklist commented that "educated lay readers will be able to understand them," and went on to remark: "Many interesting topics not covered in other sources appear here." Eric D. Albright, writing for Library Journal, felt the volume would be "of interest to a wide range of readers."
Seasonality and Human Ecology: 35th Symposium Volume of the Society for the Study of Human Biology addresses diversity and variety in human beings on a microlevel, looking at how seasonality can affect both the behavior and the physical structure of humanity as it evolves. Douglas E. Crews, in a contribution for Reviews in Anthropology, wrote: "Although the articles are generally well-written, several do not present a great deal of new information. Overall this book is a good reference, since it is one of only a few that deal entirely with seasonality and, to some extent, chronobiology from an anthropological perspective."
Long-Term Consequences of Early Environment: Growth, Development, and the Lifespan Developmental Perspective is a collection of essays that address the potential effects of various types of deprivation, both physical and emotional, at every stage of growth and development, and then also during old age. Stewart Wolf, writing for Integrated Physiological & Behavioral Science, stated: "The enormous impact of life experiences, especially interpersonal encounters, and especially during infancy and childhood, on the development of human being[s] and similarly in many animal species, are substantially enlightened in this book." He concluded: "The book is highly useful, informative, and important."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, October 15, 1998, review of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development, p. 437.
Human Biology, April, 1999, Andrew S. Wiley, review of Human Adaptability Past, Present, and Future: The First Parkes Foundation Workshop, Oxford, January 1994, p. 306.
Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science, January-March, 1998, Stewart Wolf, M.D., review of Long-Term Consequences of Early Environment: Growth, Development, and the Lifespan Developmental Perspective, p. 73.
Library Journal, April 15, 1998, Eric D. Albright, review of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development, p. 66.
Reviews in Anthropology, July, 1998, Douglas E. Crews, review of Seasonality and Human Ecology: 35th Symposium Volume of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, p. 1.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford University,http://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/ (November 16, 2006), faculty biography.