School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Archaeology Research Students

Archaeology Postgraduate Research Students

Current Students

Learn about some of our current Archaeology PhD students and their research.

Mareike Ahlers

Mareike's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD project title is 'The First Monuments: Early Neolithic Mortuary Features and Other Pre-barrow Constructions in the British Isles and the Near Continent'. Read more about Mareike's research

David Astbury

David's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Long-term Landscape Development in Northern England between Late Prehistory and the Later Middle-Ages'. Read more about David's research.

Douglas Carr

Douglas's subject area is  archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Roman Coins from Hadrian’s Wall and the Northern Frontier Zone'. Read more about Douglas's research.

Lucy Cummings

Lucy's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD project title is 'Rethinking the Henge Monuments of the British isles'. Read more about Lucy's research.

Niels Dabaut

Niels's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Cultural Heritage and Landscape Identity in the Tyne Valley: Participatory GIS for Landscape Archaeology'. Read more about Niels's research.

Gianluca Foschi

Gianluca's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'The Role of Musical Proportions in Early Christian Buildings'. Read more about Gianluca's research.

Emma Gooch

Emma's subject area is archaeology. Her project title is 'The Material Culture of Children in Ancient Greece: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Identity. Read more about Emma's research

Raphael Hermann

Raphael's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Use-wear Analysis of Bronze Age Swords Combined with Combat Experiments'. Read more about Raphael's research.

Victoria A. L. Lucas

Victoria's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD project title is 'Looking Through the Glass: glass chemistry as a window on Early Medieval innovation, recycling, trade and contact, AD 700-1000'. Read more about Victoria's research.

Andrew Marriott

Andrew's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Trench Art of the North East: Material Culture, Memory and Perception from the First World War to the Present'. Read more about Andrew's research.

Eleonora Montanari

Eleonora's subject area is archaeology. Her Phd project title is 'Gendered Stories: Constructing identities through glass beads in Iron Age Italy and Iberia'. Read more about Eleonora's research.

Ben Morton

Ben's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Understanding the Dynamics of Medieval Landscape Change in England c.800 to c.1600'. Read more about Ben's research.

Marco Romeo Pitone

Marco's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Reconstructing Early Cypriot Metallurgy: The Case of Pyrgos-Mavroraki'. Read more about Marco's research.

Amber Sofia Roy

Amber's subject area is Neolithic and Bronze Age stone implements. Her PhD project title is 'A Contextual and Comparative Analysis of the Uses and Significance of British Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Hafted Stone Implements'. Read more about Amber's research.

Alicia Hart Sawyer

Alicia's subject area is geoarchaeology and micromorphology. Her PhD project title is 'An Integrated Microstratigraphic Approach to Prehistoric Fuel Use in the Archaeological Record: Developing the Potential of Ash through Integrating Microfossil Analysis and Geochemistry in Viking Age Iceland'. Read more about Alicia's research.

Evan Scherer

Evan's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is 'Terrae Amissae: A Comparative Study of South West Germany and Transylvania in the Third Century'. Read more about Evan's research.

Mara Lou Schumacher

Mara Lou Schumacher's subject area is geoarchaeology and micromorphology. Her PhD title is 'From the archive to the microscope: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding domestic organization in ancient Greece'. Read more about Mara's research.

Liz Shaw

Liz Shaw's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD title is 'Best foot forward: Footwear, identity and status in the North-Western provinces of the Roman Empire'. Read more about Liz's research.

Michael Smith

Michael's subject area is historical archaeology, maritime archaeology and archaeometallurgy. His PhD project title is 'Studying the Life Cycle of the British Slave Trade (1680-1807)'. Read more about Michael's research.

Violeta Tsenova  

Violeta's subject area is interdisciplinary spanning Archaeology, History, IT, Heritage and Digital Cultures. Her project title is 'Critical Making and Innovation Heritage'. Read more about Violeta's research.

Daisy-Alys Vaughan

Daisy-Alys's subject area is Archaeology. Her project title is 'The Shefton Archive – Enhancing a Collection’s History through Object Biographies'. Read more about Daisy-Alys's research.

Thomas Whitfield

Thomas's subject area is History and Archaeology. His PhD project title is 'An Historical Archaeology of Later Eighteenth-Century Popular Protest in England'. Read more about Thomas's research.

Recent Graduates

Learn about some of our recently graduated PhD students and their research.

Dr David Cockcroft

David was awarded his PhD in archaeology, and his PhD project title was 'Identifying Patterns of Personhood in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Funerary Monuments of Yorkshire'. Read more about David's research.

Dr Rachel Crellin

Rachel was awarded her PhD in archaeology, and her PhD project title was 'Scales of Time, Scales of Change: The Emergence of a Bronze Age on the Isle of Man'. Read more about Rachel's research.

Dr Maria Duggan

Maria was awarded her PhD in archaeology, and her PhD project title was 'Links to Late Antiquity: Understanding Contacts on the Western Seaboard in the 5th to 7th Centuries'. Read more about Maria's research.

Dr Dulma Niroshini Karunarathna

Dulma was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was social archaeology of gender, and her PhD project title was 'Imaging the Female in Changing Socio-cultural Contexts: A Study of Female Representations in the Visual Arts of Late Mediaeval and Colonial Sri Lanka'. Read more about Dulma's research.

Dr Vicky Manolopoulou

Vicky was awarded her PhD in archaeology, and her PhD project title was 'Processions in Byzantine Constantinople'. Read more about Vicky's research.

Dr Frances McIntosh

Frances's subject area is artefacts from the central sector of Hadrian’s Wall. Her PhD project title is 'The Clayton Collection: An Archaeological Appraisal of a Nineteenth Century Collection'. Read more about Frances's research.

Dr Stephanie Moat

Stephanie's subject area is Archaeology. Her PhD project title is 'Assertive Mimesis: A Comparative Approach to Religious Sculpture from the Roman Provinces'. Read more about Stephanie's research.

Dr Emma Nicholson

Emma was awarded her PhD in archaeology, and her PhD project title was 'A Re-evaluation of Philip V of Macedon in Light of Recent Research in Polybian Scholarship and Epigraphic Evidence'. Read more about Emma's research.

Dr Peter Topping

Peter's subject area is primarily the UK, but draws in comparative material from Ireland, Europe, the Americas, Australasia and the Pacific. His PhD project title is 'The Social Context of Prehistoric Extraction Sites in the UK'. Read more about Peter's research.