Academic and Research

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Marilena Alivizatou PhD Research Associate
Cultural heritage and critical museology; intangible heritage; participatory and relational museology; museum and heritage ethnography; heritage and development.

Adam Allentuck PhD Visiting Research Fellow (SSHRC)
Zooarchaeology; Human-Animal Relations; Epipalaeolithic and Early Bronze Age archaeology of the Southern Levant.

Mark Altaweel PhD Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology
Mesopotamian history and archaeology; GIS; complex systems; agent-based modelling.

Xose-Lois Armada PhD Marie Curie Research Fellow
Late Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology, mining and metallurgy, rituals of feasting and the history of archaeology.

Manuel Arroyo-Kalin PhD Lecturer in Geoarchaeology
Historical ecology; Landscape history; South American pre-Columbian history and archaeology.

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Paul Basu PhD Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Heritage
Cultural heritage, memory and landscape; Sierra Leone; material culture, migration and diaspora; museums and exhibition practice; culture and development; cultures of colonialism.

Andrew Bevan PhD Professor of Spatial and Comparative Archaeology
GIS applications; landscape survey; value theory; the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean.

Chiara Bonacchi PhD AHRC Research Associate
Public archaeology; digital heritage and museum studies; medieval archaeology in the Mediterranean; buildings archaeology.

Martin Bridge PhD Lecturer in Dendrochronology
Dendrochronology; use of living trees and historical timbers to aid analyses; responses of trees to environmental change; investigation of methodologies for tree ring dating.

Stuart Brookes PhD Leverhulme Trust Research Associate
Anglo-Saxon archaeology; geographical approaches to state formation; the development of towns, particularly ports and strongholds; phenomenological approaches to landscape.

Richard Bussmann DPhil Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology/Egyptology
Social and cultural anthropological approaches to Ancient Egypt; cultural diversity and long-term development of ancient Egyptian society; correlation of ancient Egyptian material culture, images, and texts.

Beverley Butler PhD Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Cultural heritage, museum studies: cultural rights; heritage myth and memory; maritime and museum history; landscape; cultural revivalism; Alexandrian and Egyptian cultural heritage.

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Cristina Castillo PhD NERC Research Associate
Archaeobotany of South-East Asia; urbanism; political, economic and social landscape of Peninsular Thailand.

Mike Charlton PhD Marie Curie Research Fellow
Archaeological sciences (materials science and quantitative methods); preindustrial technology; cultural transmission theory; evolutionary archaeology; European archaeology (later prehistory to medieval).

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Grazia A. Di Pietro PhD Marie Curie Research Fellow
Material culture of early Egypt; Settlement archaeology of the Nile valley; Ancient Egyptian ceramics; development of complex societies.

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Martha Fleming PhD AHRC Senior Research Associate
Knowledge exchange; cross-disciplinary working; inter-disciplinary practices; collaboration and partnerships.

Ian Freestone PhD Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technology
Early materials and technology; application of scientific methods to the investigation of artifacts and their interpretation.

Dorian Fuller PhD Professor of Archaeobotany
Archaeobotany; origins and Spread of Agriculture; Plant domestication; later Prehistory/ Protohistory of South Asia, including Neolithic and Chalcolithic cultures of India, rise and fall of Harappan Civilisation; archaeology of Nubia and Sudan.

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Jane S. Gaastra PhD ERC Research Associate
Archaeological Sciences; Balkan prehistory; Mediterannean prehistory; Zooarchaeology.

Andrew Gardner PhD Senior Lecturer in the Archaeology of the Roman Empire
Archaeology of the Roman world and early Medieval Europe; social theory in archaeology; approaches to violence and warfare in past societies.

Andrew Garrard PhD Reader in Early Prehistory
Early prehistory of Western Asia; behavioural changes relating to the origin of modern humans; origins of cultivation and pastoralism; palaeoenvironmental reconstruction; faunal analysis.

Nikolas Gestrich PhD Teaching Fellow in African Archaeology
Archaeology of West Africa in the late first/early second millennium AD; social organisation and identity during the time of the early empires on the Middle Niger.

Elizabeth Graham PhD Professor of Meosamerican Archaeology
Maya archaeology; urban environmental impact in the humid tropics; coastal trade; religion and iconography in Colonial Mesoamerica; ecotourism and development. Research areas: Belize, Cuba.

Dafydd Griffiths PhD Lecturer in Materials Science
Applications of techniques of physical science to archaeology; technology, provenance and deterioration of ceramics, glass, stone and metals.

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James Hales BSc Senior Teaching Fellow in Conservation
Assessment of the problems of bats in churches.

Sue Hamilton PhD Professor of Prehistory and Director of the Institute of Archaeology
European prehistory, particularly first millennium BC; technological analysis of prehistoric pottery; landscape archaeology.

Robert Harding PhD Teaching Fellow in South Asian Archaeology
The archaeology of religion; early state formation in India; early history of the Indian Ocean.

Susanna Harris PhD ERC Research Associate
Cloth in prehistoric societies; Neolithic to Bronze Age in Western Europe; Experimental archaeology.

Rodney Harrison PhD Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies
Archaeology and colonialism; global heritage; archaeology of the contemporary past.

Elizabeth Henton PhD Leverhulme Trust Research Associate
Isotope and microwear analysis of archaeological dentition; Neolithic archaeology of SW Asia and Arabia; Prehistoric hunting/herding dynamics; Zooarchaeology.

Simon Hillson PhD Professor of Bioarchaeology
Bioarchaeology, dental anthropology and dental palaeopathology.

Matilda Holmes PhD Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology

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Gai Jorayev PhD Heritage Management Consultant, Project Manager and Researcher, Centre for Applied Archaeology
Cultural heritage management; public archaeology; archaeology of Central Asia.

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Jane Kershaw PhD British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The archaeology of northwest Europe 400-1000; trade and exchange; Viking economy and settlement.

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Stuart Laidlaw BSc Photographer
The importance of photography, by conventional or digital methods, within archaeological recording.

Mark Lake PhD Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
Development and use of quantitative and computational methods for studying the past, especially agent-based computer simulation, geographical information systems and those drawing on aspects of Darwinian evolutionary theory and complexity theory.

Borja Legarra Herrero PhD Teaching Fellow in Mediterranean Archaeology
Socio-political change in the Mediterranean, 5th - 1st Millennia BC; State formation on Bronze Age Crete; Landscape archaeology and survey methods; GIS.

Kris Lockyear PhD Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
Late Iron Age and Roman archaeology, including numismatics; East European (especially Romanian) history and archaeology; ethnicity and nationalism; field methods; statistics in archaeology; typesetting and publication.

Leilani Lucas PhD ERC Research Associate
Origins and Spread of Agriculture; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeobotany; Southeast Asian, Near Eastern and Cypriot Archaeology.

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Kevin MacDonald PhD Professor of African Archaeology
History and Prehistory of the Peoples of West Africa (including the Diaspora).

Richard Macphail PhD Senior Research Fellow
Soil micromorphology of archaeological soils and sediments.

Louise Martin PhD Reader in Zooarchaeology
The role of animals in past societies, focusing on prehistoric western Asia.

Marcos Martinón-Torres PhD Professor of Archaeological Science
Archaeological science and material culture.

Sarah May PhD AHRC Research Associate
Historical archaeology; landscape archaeology; cultural heritage; public archaeology; digital archaeology.

John Merkel PhD Lecturer in Conservation and Materials Science
Archaeometallurgy; conservation of metal artefacts; early metallurgical processes and sites in the Near East, Europe and South America.

Gabriel Moshenska PhD Lecturer in Public Archaeology
Archaeology, anthropology and history of modern conflict; community archaeology; public archaeology; history and philosophy of archaeology.

Theano Moussouri PhD Lecturer in Museum Studies
Understanding museum audiences; free-choice learning; parent-child learning; use of qualitative methods to study learning.

Mercedes Murillo-Barroso PhD Marie Curie Research Fellow
Origins of metallurgy in Western Europe; archaeometry; role of metal production in the development of social complexity.

Charlene Murphy PhD ERC Research Associate
Origins and Spread of Agriculture; Archaeobotany; Environmental Archaeology.

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Caitlin O'Grady PhD Lecturer in Conservation
Art conservation, conservation education and science, disaster response and collection survey, analysis and conservation of Maya wall paintings, ceramics.

José Oliver PhD Reader in Latin American Archaeology
Complex 'chiefdom' societies in the Caribbean and South America; origins of agriculture and paleoeconomic systems in the South American Neotropical Forests; symbolism, iconography, power and ceremonial centers in the Caribbean and South American Lowlands.

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Simon Parfitt BSc Principal Research Associate
Vertebrate archaeozoology; Pleistocene and Palaeolithic archaeology of Western Europe, North Africa, Southern Russia and the Caucasus; Vertebrate taphonomy.

Mike Parker Pearson PhD Professor of British Later Prehistory
Prehistoric Britain and Europe in the 1st millennia BC and AD; Funerary archaeology; Public archaeology and heritage; Ethnoarchaeology and material culture.

Sefryn Penrose DPhil AHRC Research Associate
Archaeological Theory; Historic Landscapes; Archaeologies of Deindustrialisation; Cultural Heritage.

Dominic Perring PhD Centre of Applied Archaeology/Archaeology South-East, Director
Origins and nature of urban society; Roman town planning and domestic architecture; cultural resource management in the UK and Middle East; archaeological method and theory.

Renata Peters PhD Lecturer in Conservation of Archaeological Artefacts
Collections originating from Indigenous Peoples from the Americas; development; ethics and politics of conservation; investigative conservation; public outreach; fossils; lithics; plant materials and waxes.

Matthew Pope PhD Senior Teaching Fellow in Palaeolithic Archaeology
Lithic technology and taphonomy; early human use of space; palaeolithic hunting strategies and social organization; Early Upper Palaeolithic colonisation of northern Europe.

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Patrick Quinn PhD Senior Research Associate in Ceramic Petrography
Materials Analysis; Ceramic Petrography; Prehistoric Mediterranean; California Archaeology; Consultancy.

Stephen Quirke PhD Professor of Egyptology and Petrie Museum Curator
History of state/institutionalisation; Gender; Egyptian language; Museology; Ethics in archaeology and anthropology.

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Carolyn Rando PhD Teaching Fellow in Forensic Archaeological Science
Bioarchaeology and Biological Anthropology; Forensic Anthropology; Bioarchaeology of Japan; Dental Anthropology.

Hazel Reade PhD ERC Research Associate
Stable isotope and trace element analysis in palaeoenvironmental research; palaeoclimate reconstruction; isotopic analysis of skeletal remains.

Thilo Rehren Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technology and Director of UCL-Qatar
Archaeological Materials and Technology.

Andrew Reid PhD Senior Lecturer in Eastern African Archaeology
Archaeology of Eastern and Southern Africa; Livestock and Complex Societies; Historical Archaeology.

Andrew Reynolds PhD Professor of Medieval Archaeology
Early medieval archaeology of north-western Europe; archaeology of standing buildings; methodologies employed in archaeology of documented periods.

Philip Riris PhD Leverhulme Trust Research Associate
Pre-Columbian technological systems; landscape use in northern Argentina; computational modelling, simulation-based approaches to spatial analysis and spatial statistics.

Corinna Riva PhD Senior Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology
Pre-Roman Italy and the central Mediterranean; east-west interaction and comparative archaeology of the 1st-millennium BC Mediterranean; theoretical approaches to cultural contact; Mediterranean 'marginal' landscapes and connectivity; archaeological survey and settlement studies.

Mark Roberts BA Principal Research Fellow
Palaeolithic southern Britain; excavation of Boxgrove, West Sussex.

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Tim Schadla-Hall MA Reader in Public Archaeology
Public archaeology; museums management; archaeology and the law; illicit antiquities; country houses; the early mesolithic in NW Europe.

Julia Shaw PhD Lecturer in South Asian Archaeology
South Asian archaeology and art; ancient Indian religions; theories of religious and economic change; state formation and urbanisation; ancient irrigation and water management; politics of archaeology; landscape archaeology.

Stephen Shennan PhD Professor of Theoretical Archaeology
Archaeological theory; European Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Noriyuki Shirai PhD Marie Curie Visiting Research Fellow (Gerda Henkel M4HUMAN Programme)
Prehistory of North Africa and the Near East; beginning and dispersal of agriculture; cultural evolution.

Bill Sillar PhD Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
Archaeology and ethnography of the Andes; ceramics; material culture and technology.

Fabio Silva PhD NERC Research Associate
Archaeological modeling and spatial analysis; Population dispersals and innovation diffusion; the Neolithic Transition in Europe, North Africa and the Near East.

Ulrike Sommer PhD Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology
Neolithic of Europe; History of Archaeology; Lithic technology.

Rachael Sparks PhD Senior Lecturer/Keeper of Museum Collections
Near Eastern archaeology; cultural interaction between Egypt and the Levant; material culture studies; Flinders Petrie in Palestine.

James Steele PhD Professor of Archaeology
Evolution of speech and tool use; modelling of diffusion processes; cognitive mechanisms underlying both language processing and action recognition.

Chris Stevens PhD ERC Research Associate
Environmental archaeology; agricultural eco-systems and domestication processes.

Rhiannon Stevens DPhil ERC Senior Research Associate
Influence of climate on past human societies and the interaction of humans with their environment; reconstructing the diet of past human and animal population through bimolecular techniques; isotope analyses; palaeolithic archaeology.

Dean Sully Lecturer in Conservation
Conservation of organic materials; the Gresham Ship Project.

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Jeremy Tanner PhD Professor of Classical and Comparative Art
Greek and Roman art and architecture; sociology of art; art theory and criticism; comparative historical studies of art and religion.

Amara Thornton PhD British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
History of Archaeology; Public Archaeology; Archaeological Archives; Social Networks and Prosopography.

Ignacio de la Torre PhD Reader in the Archaeology of Human Evolution
Lithic technology; site formation processes; Palaeolithic archaeology; hunter-gatherers.

Kathryn Tubb BA Conservator/Lecturer in Cultural Heritage
Archaeological conservation and the trade in cultural heritage.

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Marc Vander Linden PhD ERC Senior Research Associate
Spatial and temporal variation of material culture in Later European Prehistory; radiocarbon chronology and the correlation of archaeology and linguistics.

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Alison Weisskopf PhD NERC Research Associate
Archaeobotany, specialising in phytolith research with a focus on the development of agricultural systems and data analysis in phytolith research; Asian archaeology.

David Wengrow DPhil Professor of Comparative Archaeology
Comparative archaeology of the Middle East, North-East Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean; early state formation; cognitive and evolutionary approaches to culture; prehistoric art and aesthetics; intellectual and social history of archaeology and anthropology.

Todd Whitelaw PhD Professor of Aegean Archaeology
Aegean archaeology; landscape archaeology; ethnoarchaeology; complex societies; ceramics.

Tim Williams Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Site Management
Urbanism; recording & analysis of complex stratigraphy; integration of complex data sets; management of archaeological sites and cultural landscapes.

Michèle Wollstonecroft PhD Teaching Fellow in Environmental Archaeology
Hunter-gatherer archaeobotany; Dietary ecology; Ethnobotany; Iberian mesolithic, mesolithic-neolithic transition.

Sally Worrell MA Prehistoric and Roman Finds Advisor, Portable Antiquities Scheme
Prehistoric and Roman material culture.

Katherine Wright PhD Senior Lecturer in the Archaeology of the Levant
Archaeology of the Levant and southern Anatolia; neolithic societies; trade and early urbanism; food processing and prehistoric diet; anthropological approaches to archaeology.

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Yijie Zhuang PhD Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology
Geoarchaeology; Early Agriculture, Ecological Diversity and Landscape Change in the Early Neolithic of North China.

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