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Department of Archaeology



I conduct research on the archaeology of the Roman Empire. This research has focussed on the integration of indigenous populations under an imperial power, and research methods, especially related to survey and remote sensing, focused on Britain and western Europe and the late Iron Age, Roman and early medieval periods. I am currently engaged in field projects focussing on central Italy and northern England.


  • Archaeology of the Roman Empire.
  • Analysis of urban centres and  rural landscapes

I am presently involved in the following research projects in northern England and central Italy:

  • The Aldborough Roman town project
  • The Liri Valley project (Interamna Lirenas)
  • Beneath the surface of Roman Republican cities

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Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

I currently supervise students investigating in a range of topics related to the archaeology of the Roman Empire, and Archaeological Survey. I am interested in supervising students who wish to study for an MPhil or a PhD in the following topics:

  • Roman Britain
  • The western Roman Empire
  • Archaeological remote sensing methods

Current students

Past students

  • Dr Astrid van Oyen, Cornell University
  • Dr Rachel Opitz, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Kristina Winter Jacobsen, Director of the Danish Institute at Athens
  • Dr Belinda Crerar, the British Museum
  • Dr Lacey Wallace, Lincoln University
  • Dr John Pearce, King's College London
  • Dr Louise Revell, University of Southampton

Other Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
  • Fellow of the British Academy

Job Titles

Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

General Info

Takes PhD students
Available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies

Contact Details


Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Classical - Roman