Archaeologist and Anthropologist, specialising in Forensic Taphonomy, Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology.
University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities SALC PGR Studentship funded PhD Student in Archaeology (2016-2019).
Thesis: Halting Death in its Tracks: Scientific Methods and Theoretical Interpretative Frameworks for Investigating Curation in Iron Age Britain (c. 800 BC - AD 100).
Supervisors: Dr. Melanie Giles (Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology) and Prof. Andrew Chamberlain (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences).
Advisors: Dr. Michael Buckley (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology).
My PhD research focuses on establishing scientific methods and theoretical frameworks for investigating curation in Iron Age Britain (ca. 800 BC - AD 100), to aid interpretations of unusual burials found in the mortuary record of this time period; where the body of the dead is arranged in such a way that active anthropogenic manipulation is implied, such as bodies found in exceptionally tightly contracted positions whilst maintaining their anatomical articulation and instances of coffin and basket burials.
2016: MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology, University of Sheffield (Distinction).
2015: BA (Joint Hons.) in Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Manchester (First Class).
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Royal Anthropological Institute (since 2021), Student Fellow
Manchester Classical Association (since 2021), Member
European Association of Archaeologists (since 2020), Member and Volunteer
Later Prehistoric Finds Group (since 2019), Member
Bog Body Research Network (since 2018), Committee Member
State Violence Research Network (since 2018), Member
The Prehistoric Society (since 2016), Member
British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (since 2016), Member
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (since 2015), Member
CIfA Forensic Archaeology SIG (since 2015), Member
CIfA Human Osteoarchaeology SIG (since 2015), Member