Academic staff

Head of School

Name Position Research and PhD supervision areas  Email
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 

Academic Staff

Name Position Research and Phd supervision areas  Email
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 
Marianne Hem Eriksen   Associate Professor of Archaeology   Viking Age archaeology; Later prehistory in Northern Europe; archaeologies of architecture, space and place; household archaeology; gender and the body; mortuary archaeology 
Kai Francis  Graduate Teaching Assistant 
Eric Guiry  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  Iron Age Britain and Europe; early coinage; Iron Age–Roman transition; later prehistoric settlement and landscape; Iron Age and Roman material culture and deposition

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
Jan Haywood 
Lecturer in Ancient History 
The Trojan War and its receptions; Greek historiography (especially Herodotus and Xenophon); ancient Greek literary culture; Greek divination and Delphic oracles 
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