I am an early prehistoric (Palaeolithic) archaeologist currently based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, where I hold a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. I have a BA in Archaeology from Durham University, and an MPhil and PhD (2013) from the University of Cambridge. Prior to my move to UCL in 2016, I was a Research Fellow in Archaeology and Anthropology at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, where I was also Director of Studies for Human, Social, and Political Sciences.
Within the broad area of Palaeolithic archaeology, my research focuses on archaeological demography, hunter-gatherer studies, and the methodological and theoretical challenges of the archaeology of archaic hominins. These three strands are combined in my on-going research project The Palaeolithic of Europe: A Demographic and Social Prehistory (Leverhulme Grant Number: ECF-2016-128). Details of this project can be found under the Current Research tab, including information about the project monograph, under contract with Cambridge University Press for publication in their World Archaeology Series.
Along with colleagues at UCL, I am currently organizing an international two-day workshop “Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Prehistoric Demography” (CROSSDEM 2019). Further information about the workshop, including the programme, and registration details can be found on our website: https://crossdem2019.com/
In addition to my research, I participate regularly in outreach events, primarily those associated with introducing teenagers to the discipline of archaeology and options for higher education. Along with my colleagues at the Institute of Archaeology, I am currently planning the next University Archaeology Day – an event designed to teach students and parents about the many options for studying archaeology in the UK.
If you are a fellow researcher with similar interests looking to collaborate or have any questions about my work, please get in touch via the Contact tab.