Andrew Cuff

PhD, MSc, BSc

Andrew PictureDr  Andrew Cuff left the RVC in August 2019 and remains a collaborator on the DAWNDINOS project.

Andrew was a postdoctoral researcher in biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College. He received his PhD from the University of Bristol after studying the functional mechanics of ornithomimosaur dinosaurs. Andrew has worked on a wide range of species including fish, mammals, dinosaurs (both avian and non-avian) and crocodiles. Using a combination of skeletal morphology, dissections, experiments and computer modelling of modern animals, his research helps to understand not just living species but make more accurate reconstructions of extinct species and answering of broader evolutionary questions.

 Relevant publications:

Cuff AR, Bright JA, Rayfield EJ. 2015. Validation experiments on finite element models of an ostrich (Struthio camelus) craniumPeerJ 3e1294

Cuff, AR, Goswami, A, Hutchinson JR. 2017. Reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system in an extinct lion. Palaeontologia Electronica 20.2.23A: 1-25