I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. You can read about my new project here. From 2014-2017 I was a post doc at the Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, on both the Roman Rural Settlement Project and the Silchester projects. I am now a visiting research fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading.
I study charred, mineralised and waterlogged macroscopic plant remains, and use carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis to understand crop husbandry practices.
I completed an AHRC funded DPhil at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford 2010-4, looking at the relationship between the emergence of oppida during the Late Iron Age, and changes in agricultural practices.
In Michaelmas term i am convening a new course with Dr Angela Trentacoste on Plants and Animals in the Roman World.
I also lecture on the courses World Archaeology and Environmental Archaeology on the BA Archaeology & Anthropology in Oxford. I deliver practical classes for first year undergraduates and the MSt course Practical Archaebotany. I teach tutorials on Roman Archaeology: Cities and Settlement under the Empire.
I am co-supervising Jessica Feito at the University of Reading.
In my spare time, I try to work towards open research practices in archaeology. I am a co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal, published by the Open Library of Humanities. I edit wikipedia with the Women’s Classical Committee.
In Michaelmas term I will again be co-organising a seminar series on Reproducibility and Open Research at All Souls, with Jasmine Nirody
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0473-2589