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Department of Archaeology



  • PhD Archaeology, SeaChanges Project, University of Cambridge, UK, 2019-Present
  • Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science (Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology), ANU, Australia, 2018-2019
  • Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Policy and Governance), IMAS, UTAS, Australia, 2014-2017
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts (Contemporary Tenor Saxophone), UTAS, Australia, 2011-2013


  • British sperm whaling history
  • Sperm whale scrimshaw
  • Micro-CT
  • Stable Isotope Analysis
  • Genetics (aDNA)

I am currently part of the SeaChanges Network which is a doctoral training programming bridging archaeology and marine biology to explore long-term perspectives on human exploitation of marine vertebrates.

My current research focuses on the Scott Polar Research Institutes collection of sperm whale scrimshaw, which provides a unique industrial biological archive of the cetacean population(s) exploited by the London whalers before the use of steamships and exploding harpoons. Specifically I am exploring the use of Micro-CT imaging, stable isotopes and genetic analysis in order to produce an artefact-based ‘environmental history’ of the London whaling industry.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 


Supervisor: Dr James Barrett

Advisor: Dr Tamsin O’Connell

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Biomolecular Archaeology

Contact Details

lec71 [at]


Person keywords: 
Marine Historical Ecology
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Other Historical