Tobias Philip Valentine

Tobias Philip Valentine was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2006. As a fellow, Tobias Philip Valentine contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Prof Tobias obtained his MBBCh (Medical Degree) in 1950, PhD in genetics in 1953, DSc in paleoanthropology in 1967 from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and held a position of Senior Lecturer in the same the University. He is Professor Emeritus of anatomy and human biology and holds different Honorary Doctorates (University of Santo Amaro of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Cornell University Ithaca, USA). His research interests include medicine, anatomy and anthropology. He has served at UWits as Head of the Department of Anatomy, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Director of the Paleo-Anthropology Research Unit of the Department of Anatomical Science, Director of Sterkfontein Research Unit of the School of Anatomical Science and Chancellor of the Global Foundation. He established the Committee of the ‘living memorial’ to Professor R.A. Dart and the Raymond Dart Institute(now Institute for the Study of Mankind in Africa). He was Chair of the Kalahari Research Committee, Leader of the Paleo-Anthropology Research Programme, founder of the Academy of Science of South Africa and Vice-President of the World Cultural Council (Mexico). He is a member of Royal Society of London, National Academy of Science (USA); Australian Academy of Science and the Geographical Society of Lisbon. He has 1074 publications.