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Professor Martin Bell

Professor in Archaeological Science

+ 44 (0)118 378 7724

Professor Nicholas Branch

Professor in Palaeoecology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6564

Ms Amanda Clarke

Director of Archaeology Field School

+ 44 (0)118 378 6255

Dr John Creighton

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7364

Professor Hella Eckardt 

Professor in Archaeology/ Head of Department of Archaeology 

+ 44 (0)118 378 6266

Professor Michael Fulford

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8048

Professor Duncan Garrow

Professor in Later Prehistoric Archaeology

+44 (0) 118 378 6458

Professor Roberta Gilchrist

 Professor in Archaeology/ Research Dean

+ 44 (0)118 378 6381

Dr Robert Hosfield

Associate Professor in Palaeolithic Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7632

Professor Mary Lewis

Professor in Bioarchaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8927

Professor Roger Matthews

Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7564

Dr Wendy Matthews

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6788

Professor Steven Mithen

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6442

Dr Gundula Mueldner

Associate Professor in Bioarchaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7389

Dr Aleks Pluskowski

Associate Professor in Medieval Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 5267

Dr Gabor Thomas

Associate Professor in Early Medieval Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 5449

Research and enterprise staff





Dr Rowena Banerjea


+ 44 (0)118 378 7877

Dr Robert Batchelor

QUEST Director

+44 (0) 118 378 8941

Dr Sasa Caval

Marie Curie Researcher

+44 (0)118 378 6197


Dr Karen Dempsey Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow  + 44 (0)118 378 6197

Dr Emma Durham

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 8293

Mrs Jenni Eaton

Research Assistant

+44 (0)118 378 6762

Dr Rob Fry

Geophysics and GIS Technician

+44 (0) 118 378 7972

Dr Catriona Gibson

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+44 (0) 118 378 7877

Dr Ben Greet

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Ms Elaine Jamieson

Research Assistant

Dr Sara Machin Post-Doctoral Research Assistant    

Dr Nathalie Marini

QUEST Project Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8945

Dr Darko Maricevic Islay Heritage Director of Archaeology

Mr Nick Pankhurst

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7316

Dr Amy Richardson Senior Research Fellow +44 (0)118 378 8747

Dr Sam Walsh

Research Assistant in Human Osteoarchaeology

Dr Philippa Walton Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on Piercebridge project 

Mr Dan Wheeler

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7316

Kevin Williams


+44 (0) 118 378 8945

Daniel Young

QUEST Project Manager

+44 (0)118 378 7978

Postgraduate Research Students




Judith Arnett

Age estimation and secular change: Developing criteria to aid in the identification of the child victims of Colombia's internal armed conflict. 

Jennifer Austen

Cribra orbitalia, Cribra Humeralis and Cribra Femoralis: understanding their aetiology.
Lisa Backhouse Changing Social Relations and the Making of an Early Medieval Kingdom: People and Pottery in Anglo-Saxon Kent AD 450-850.

Lindsay Banfield

Making flour the German way: imported lava quern stones in Roman Britain.

Alborz Bathaie Bozchelouei

Sustainable construction: Enhancing strength, durability and sustainability of earth construction through interdisciplinary analysis of historic buildings and biomimicry.
Matthew Bosomworth Early to Mid Holocene climate and its impact on the development of the Neolithic in Iraq and Iran.
Florencia Botta Reconstruction of child caring environment and infant diet in Medieval Cemeteries: Evaluation of the impact of famine and plague in adult health.
Lydia Bowler A critical evaluation of the influence of environmental and geological factors on the Late Bronze Age collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Emily Carroll

Cremation practices in Iron Age and Roman Britain: Funerary responses to transitions of ritualism, culture and technology. 

Li-Chi Chiang

Neolithic lithic technology in North Taiwan. 
Cecilia Collins The Palaeopathology of Maxillary Sinusitis, Otitis Media and Mastoiditis in Medieval Iceland.
Donna De Groene Animal ecology in eastern Fertile crescent.
Aurore Diliberto Les paysages ruraux du nord de l'empire romain
Sarah Downum European Iron Age Design Patterns: regional differences and visual communication from early Iron Age to Roman Occupation.
Kate Dudgeon Archival approaches to environment and lifeways: origins of sedentary agriculture in the Epipalaeolithic-Neolithic, Abu Hureyra, Syria, 11,000-7100 BC.

Jessica Feito

Detecting Regional Variation in the Roman Diet. 
Paul Flintoft Archaeological Palaeoenvironmental Archives: challenges and potential

John Ford

Ringing the changes: the social significance of finger-rings in Roman Britain. 

Lee Grana Nicolaou

The Importance of Estuarine Resources for the Roman Fishing Industry. 
Alessandro Guaggenti Micro-analysis of early agricultural built environments.
Matthew Jacobson Climate change and socio-economic transformations in the Late Antiquity of the Middle East.

Elaine Jamieson

Memory, Mobility and the Perception of Place: a view of elite landscapes in Medieval England. 

Sarah Jones

The impact of climate variability on Bronze Age and Iron Age societies in the Middle East. 
Candace McGovern  Coming of Age as a Woman in Roman Britain: physical development and the life course from puberty through adulthood. 
Scott Midgley Trace-element incorporation into stalagmite calcite as a paleo-volcanic record: a chemical perspective.

Sophia Mills

The elderly in Medieval England. 
Tom Mills Leprosy and the Instanbul Criteria.

Mitchell Miranda

Cattle in the Middle East. 
Andrea Mobbs Transitions to adulthood in Anglo Saxon England, 5th - 10th century AD: an osteological and stable isotopic investigation into the timing of puberty and the impact of dietary stress.

Sam Nicholson

Going global: Palaeoclimate of Arabia and Human Evolution. 

Claire Nolan

Therapeutic Landscapes of the Neolithic: Exploring the potential for Britain's Neolithic heritage to promote well-being amongst present-day visitors and communities. 

Monica Palmero Fernandez

The role and significance of goddesses in Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium B.C. (Early Dynastic. Akkadian. Ur III periods). 
Maria Rabbani Investigating human-environmental inter-relationships and resilience in the Zagros region during the Neolithic period - a multi-proxy approach.
Mubariz Rabbani Ancient Beads: Investigating Trade, Technology, Adornment and Identity at Barikot (~4th Century - ~3rd Century AD).

Carolina Rangel de Lima

What can the lamps of Lusitania (modern Portugal and western Spain) tell us about the way in which people lived in Roman Iberia? 
Arica Roberts Welsh Women: an essential enigma of the Early Middle Ages.
Victoria Robinson Using in-situ portable detection systems for the imporvement in identification and mapping of buried bone deposits.
Rebecca Scott Fire and Shelter in the Lower Palaeolithic: Absence of evidence or evidence of absence?

Charlotte Scull

Foodways of religious women in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England. 

Elspeth St John Brooks Developing new approaches to human mobility and activity areas using geochemical patterns at British archaeological sites. 

Lise Tjellesen

Decoding forgotten acoustic knowledge of Ancient Civilizations: sacred structures, symbolism and sound - the effect on mind and body. 
Krystyna Truscoe Can Airborne Remote Sensing Data Contribute to a Re-Evaluation of Territorial Oppida in Southern Britain?
Adam Turner  Mesolithic Artefacts and Use Wear in Wetlands.

Sascha Valme

Age of Puberty in Post-Medieval England. 

Katy Whitaker

What is the impact of the historical exploitation of sarsen stone on the understanding and interpretation of the prehistoric archaeology of southern England? 

Beatrice Widell

A Crimson Horizon - The Religious Landscapes of Warfare in Northern Britain, c.1050-1500.

Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Staff




Professor John Allen

Emeritus Professor

Professor Grenville Astill Emeritus Professor

Professor Richard Bradley

Emeritus Professor

Professor Bob Chapman

Emeritus Professor

Professor Clive McCann Emeritus Professor  

Professor Bill Finlayson 

Visiting Professor
Dr Catherine Barnett Senior Visiting Research Fellow  
Dr Alex Smith Senior Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Alex Brown

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Matt Canti

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Sam Cook

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Petra Dark

Visiting Research Fellow

Professor Dominik Fleitmann Professor of Palaeoclimate and Archaeology
Dr Pascal Flohr Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Jennifer Foster

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Delphine Fremondeau Visiting Research Fellow   
Dr Aroa Garcia-Suarez Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Chris Green

Visiting Research Fellow/QUEST

Dr Heinrich Härke

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Kevin Hayward Visiting Research Fellow

Mr Neil Holbrook

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Lisa Lodwick Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Louise Loe

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr David Mudd

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Anne Pirie

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Marta Portillo Ramirez Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Barney Sloane

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Tom Walker

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Phillipa Walton

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Peter Warry

Visiting Research Fellow


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