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Head Office
Wessex Archaeology
Portway House
Old Sarum Park


Research Specialist

I joined Wessex Archaeology as a Senior Osteoarchaeologist in 2020. I am an experienced Osteologist and commercial field archaeologist, and have an M.A. from Cambridge, MSc. from Sheffield and a D.Phil. from Oxford.

I started in commercial archaeology as a site assistant, working on a range of sites including two joint WA-OA projects (CTRL and Heathrow Terminal 5). I then moved into osteoarchaeology, working my way up to Assistant Head of the department.  In this capacity, I gained considerable experience of human remain analysis and funerary archaeology, but was also involved in tendering, publication and running burial-related excavations in the field and from the office.

In 2009, I began to read for a doctorate, researching trauma in 18th century Royal Navy seamen. More sailors followed when I began freelancing afterwards, and I am currently finishing off an ongoing project on 550 naval skeletons from the burial ground of the Royal Hospital Plymouth.

While I have worked on skeletons from the Neolithic to Edwardian periods, my main loves are the Iron Age and post-medieval periods.