School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Research Students

Postgraduate Research Students

Learn about some of our current and recently graduated classics and ancient history PhD students and their research.

Current students

Sara Borrello

Sara Borrello's subject area is classics. Her PhD project title is 'Children in Politics. Family Strategies during the Roman Republic (3rd-1st century BCE)'. Read more about Sara's research.

Elizabeth Cooper

Elizabeth's subject are is classics and history of medicine. Her PhD project title is 'Self-mutilation in the Ancient World: Medicine, Culture and Society'. Read more about Elizabeth's research.

Lauren Emslie

Lauren's subject area is classics. Her PhD project title is 'The Gods and the Intellectuals: Theological discussions of the late Roman republic in Cicero’s De Natura Deorum'. Read more about Lauren's research.

Victoria Hughes

Victoria's subject area is classics and ancient history. Her PhD project title is 'The culture and political world of the fourth century AD: Julian, paideia and education'. Read more about Victoria's research.

Chris Mowat

Chris's subject area is ancient history. His PhD project title is 'Engendering the future: Divination and the construction of gender in the late Roman republic'. Read more about Chris's research.

James Mullen

James Mullen's subject area is classics and ancient history. His PhD project title is 'Royal Ideology and the Hunt: Cultural interaction between Europe and Asia in the reign of Alexander the Great'. Read more about James's research.

Nigel Porter

Nigel Porter's subject area is classics and ancient history. His PhD project title is 'Assessing the social and political significance of Athenian painted pottery through examination of changes in scenes of warriors departing on Attic pottery between 600 BC and 400 BC'. Read more about Nigel's research.

Emilio Zucchetti

Emilio Zucchetti's subject area is classics and ancient history. His PhD project title is 'Unrest in the Roman Republic and the Early Principate: Discordia and discordiae between Repression, Accommodation and Consensus-Building'. Read more about Emilio's research.

Recent graduates

Dr Monica Haysom

Monica was awarded her PhD in 2016. Her subject area was ancient history, and her PhD project title was 'An analysis of time and culture in late Hellenistic Athens'. Read more about Monica's research.

Dr Fiona Noble

Fiona was awarded her PhD in 2014. Her subject area was ancient history, and her PhD project title was 'Sulla and the gods: religion, politics and propaganda in the Autobiography of Lucius Cornelius Sulla'. Read more about Fiona's research

Dr Brianne Preston

Brianne was awarded her PhD in December 2014. Her subject area was classics, and her PhD project title was 'Medicine in Flux: An examination of Lazaro de Soto's exegesis of Places in Man'. Read more about Brianne's research.