Deano Stynder was employed as a postdoctoral fellow (EVAN Research Training Network) at the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. He is a biological anthropologist working on various aspects of craniofacial form variation both within, as well as between extant and recently extinct human populations.
He is specifically interested in micro-evolutionary processes which led to the development of recent patterns of human craniofacial variation. In his Ph. D. research, he focused on a 3-dimensional analysis of craniofacial variation in a large, temporally stratified sample of Holocene Khoesan crania from South Africa.