Dr. Phil Cox new co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Anatomy

Feb 1, 2021
The Anatomical Society is pleased to welcome Dr Phil Cox as a new co-Editor-in-Chief for the society’s flagship title the Journal of Anatomy. Dr Cox takes over from Dr Julia Clarke and his term began on 1 January 2021.  He joins co-editors Thomas Gillingwater, Anthony Graham, and Stefan Milz at the helm of the Journal of Anatomy to guide it on its mission to publish the best of anatomical science. For more information on the Journal of Anatomy click HERE.


Phil Cox is a comparative functional anatomist with particular research interests in the evolution of the mammalian skull and the biomechanics of feeding. His research encompasses both living and fossil mammals (often focusing on rodents) and includes methodologies such as gross dissection, medical imaging, virtual reconstruction, statistical shape analysis and biomechanical modelling. Phil undertook his PhD at the University of Cambridge before moving to the University of Liverpool to carry out postdoctoral research, where, with Dr Nathan Jeffery, he helped to pioneer the technique of diceCT (diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced computed tomography). He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the Hull York Medical School and Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK.

Phil Cox