Academic staff

Name Position Research and
PhD supervision areas
Huw Barton
Head of School, Reader in Bioarchaeology Ancient starch analysis; organic residue analysis; microwear; technological analysis of stone and organic tools; South-East Asian and Australian archaeology; hunter-gatherer archaeology and ethnography
Penelope Allison Professor of Archaeology Household archaeology (Roman and historical); Pompeii; Roman art and archaeology; consumption approaches to Roman artefacts; space and gender; digital archaeology
Jo Appleby Associate Professor of Human Bioarchaeology Human osteology; funerary archaeology; Bronze Age Britain and Europe; archaeology of the body
Laura Basell Associate Professor of Archaeology Human evolution (Africa and Europe); African archaeology; prehistoric landscape archaeology; geoarchaeology (including geomatics); macro-scale lithic analyses; experimental archaeology; rock art and mobiliary art
José C Carvajal López Lecturer in Historical Archaeology Islamization; ceramics analysis; historical archaeology; Islamic archaeology and heritage; medieval and post-medieval Iberia; the Persian–Arabian Gulf
Neil Christie Professor of Archaeology Late Roman archaeology; early medieval and medieval archaeology; urbanism; defence; late Roman and early medieval Christianity
Rachel Crellin Lecturer in Later Prehistory Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain; archaeological theory; metalwork wear-analysis; experimental archaeology; material culture studies; prehistoric death and burial; Bronze Age violence
David Edwards Lecturer in Archaeology Sudanese–Nubian archaeology; Sudanic Africa–trans-Saharan medieval to historical archaeology; landscape archaeology; mortuary archaeologies
Lecturer in Biomolecular Archaeology
Stable isotope analyses; Paleodietary reconstructions; Animal husbandry and past human-animal relationships; Historical ecology; agricultural transitions
Oliver Harris Associate Professor of Archaeology Neolithic Britain; archaeological theory; archaeology of the body; prehistoric communities; emotion and affect in archaeology
Colin Haselgrove 
Professor of Archaeology Iron Age Britain and Europe; early coinage; Iron Age–Roman transition; later prehistoric settlement and landscape; Iron Age and Roman material culture and deposition
Simon James Professor of Archaeology Archaeology of conflict; violence and military institutions; the Roman army; Rome and its neighbours; visual representation of the past
Kevin Kay Teaching Fellow in Archaeology
Turi King Professor of Public Engagement; Reader in Genetics and Archaeology Furthering interdisciplinary research combining the field of genetics with history, archaeology, anthropology, forensics and epidemiology
Jack Lennon Lecturer in Ancient History Roman religion, ritual and magic; Roman cultural history; political landscape of 1st century BC
Jane Masséglia Lecturer in Ancient History Hellenistic social history; status and display in the Greek world; Greek and Latin epigraphy; classical art and archaeology; funerary art; Anatolia; body language and emotions in antiquity
David Mattingly 
Professor of Roman Archaeology Roman Britain and Africa; Roman economy; Roman imperialism and identity; Roman landscapes; Saharan archaeology
Andrew Merrills Associate Professor of Ancient History Roman, Vandal, and Berber North Africa; ancient geography; Late Antiquity and the early medieval world; the post-Roman successor states of the West
Deirdre O'Sullivan Lecturer in Archaeology Medieval archaeology and material culture, especially monasticism; urban archaeology; archaeological heritage, interpretation and presentation of the past
Alice Samson Lecturer in Archaeology Indigenous Caribbean archaeology; pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean; households, settlements and caves; integrated landscapes; material culture; indigenous religion
Sarah Scott Associate Professor of Archaeology Roman provincial art; villas and mosaics; archaeological approaches to art; the antiquities market; history of archaeological publishing
Graham Shipley Professor of Ancient History Landscapes, politics and economies of Hellenistic Greece; Hellenistic material culture and society; Greek geographical writings; the Peloponnese
Dan Stewart Lecturer in Ancient History Hellenistic and Roman Greece; urban and rural landscapes; intersection of text and material culture; the Greek East; Roman Crete
Sarah Tarlow Professor of Historical Archaeology Archaeology 1500–1900; historical archaeology of northern Europe; archaeological ethics; archaeology of death and burial
Jeremy Taylor Lecturer in Archaeology Archaeology of later prehistoric and Roman landscapes; archaeology of western Roman provinces; theory and method in landscape research
Richard Thomas Professor of Archaeology Zooarchaeology; past human–animal relationships; animal palaeopathology; agricultural economy; food as material culture
Selena Wisnom
Lecturer in the Heritage of the Middle East  Assyria and Babylonia; Mesopotamian literature; Mesopotamian religion; Intellectual history of the Ancient Near East
Ruth Young Professor of Archaeology

Archaeology of South Asia and Middle East, particularly historical periods; Post-Conflict Archaeology and Heritage