University of Essex

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Timothy Hatton of the University of Essex discusses the factors behind the increase in average height over the past century.

Tim Hatton is a professor of economics at the University of Essex where his research is focused on economic history and applied economics. He has published extensively on the economic history of labor markets, including the issues of unemployment, poverty and the causes and effects of international migration. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick.

In today’s Academic Minute, Professor Arnold Wilkins of the University of Essex digs up the evolutionary origin of a strange phobia. 

Arnold Wilkins is a professor of psychology at the University of Essex where he is currently investigating the way in which visual and visuo-perceptual difficulties contribute to reading disorders. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Sussex for work on human memory. His work has been widely published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.