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Archaeology Postgraduate Research Students

Archaeology Postgraduate Research Students

Learn about some of the research undertaken by our current postgraduate archaeology students and recent graduates.

Current students

Violeta Tsenova

Violeta's subject area is interdisciplinary spanning history, archaeology, IT, heritage and Digital Cultures. Her project title is 'Critical Making and Innovation Heritage'. Read more.

Alessandro Armigliato

Alessandro's subject area is archaeology. His project title is 'Prehistoric copper technology in Italy: towards a new model'. Read more about Alessandro'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.

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.

Alicia Hart Sawyer

Alicia's area is geoarchaeology and micromorphology. Her PhD looks at Developing the Potential of Ash through Integrating Microfossil Analysis and Geochemistry in Viking Age Iceland. Read more.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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 it.

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.

Roxana Montazerian

Roxana's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD project title is 'Comparative cost analysis of major construction projects in the Eastern Caelian 1st to 8th centuries AD/CE '. Read more about Roxana's research.

John Pearson

John's subject area is archaeology. His PhD project title is Experiencing Medieval Craft Practice: New Approaches to Glass Production in Islamic Iberia.

Phyllida Bailey

Phyllida's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD project title is The environmental impact of political, military and religious changes in the Eastern Caelian. Read more about Phyllida's research.

Eleanor Harrison

Eleanor's subject area is archaeology. Her PhD project title is Single burial traditions and identity in Neolithic Britain and Ireland. Read more about Eleanor's research.

Recent graduates

Dr Dulma Niroshini Karunarathna

Dulma was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was social archaeology of gender. Her PhD looked at female representations in late medieval and colonial Sri Lankan visual arts. Read more.

Dr Peter Topping

Peter's PhD project title is 'The Social Context of Prehistoric Extraction Sites in the UK'.

Dr Emma Nicholson

Emma was awarded her PhD in archaeology. Her PhD project title was 'A Re-evaluation of Philip V of Macedon in Light of Recent Research in Polybian Scholarship and Epigraphic Evidence'.

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 Frances McIntosh

Frances's 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.

Dr Vicky Manolopoulou

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

Dr Maria Duggan

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

Dr Rachel Crellin

Rachel was awarded her PhD in archaeology. 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 David Cockcroft

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