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Education

PhD
University of Kent

September 2014 - November 2019

Classical and Archaeological Studies.
Thesis: "The Lifeways of Enslaved People in Curaçao, St Eustatius, and St Maarten/St Martin: A Thematic Analysis of Archaeological, Osteological, and Oral Historical Data."
Supervisors: Professor Sophia Labadi, Professor Ellen Swift, and Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas.

MSc with Distinction
University of Bradford

September 2011 - December 2012

Human Osteology and Palaeopathology.

Thesis: “Slavery in Post-Medieval London: Assessing Potential Osteological Indicators.” 

Supervisors: Dr Jo Buckberry and Professor Tim Taylor.

BSc (Hons) First Class
Durham University

October 2007 - July 2010

Archaeology.

Thesis: “Fracture Patterns in Late Roman Britain: Implications for Gendered Occupation.” 
Supervisor: Professor Becky Gowland.

 

Employment History

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Copenhagen

October 2021 - present

I am currently a researcher in the European Research Council funded history project IN THE SAME SEA, which examines interisland connections in the Lesser Antilles between 1650 and 1850. My research focuses on rumour, print culture, trade, and environmental exploitation in the early 19th century.

Osteologist
Archaeologisch Onderzoek Leiden BV

October - November 2019

During this short term contract I was the osteologist for this Dutch commercial company at the Amboina excavation on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, in preparation for the construction of a new school building. The site was a Dabajuroid period habitation site with burials inside the buildings.

Supervisor
University of Oxford

June - July 2017

As an archaeological supervisor at this Roman period training excavation in Dorchester-on-Thames (UK), I was responsible for teaching and assessing a team of undergraduate and continuing education students.

Supervisor
Univeristy of Reading

As an archaeological supervisor at this Neolithic and Bronze Age excavation in the Vale of Pewsey (UK), I supervised a team of students and volunteers.

June - July 2015 and 2016

Assistant Supervisor
Oxford Archaeology

October 2012 - September 2014

During my two years of employment at this English commercial company, I excavated and recorded archaeological features at urban and rural sites from time periods spanning the Neolithic to the post-medieval. I also supervised and taught graduate trainees and was involved in the activities of the human osteology department.

Assistant Supervisor
University of Reading

As an assistant supervisor at the Silchester Town Life Project, I helped to teach and assess students and volunteers excavating part of a Romano-British town.

June - July 2011 and 2013

Archaeologist
Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust

During this short term contract at a commercial company, I excavated and recorded features outside a Roman fort in Neath, Wales.

October - November 2010

Supervisor
Durham University

As a supervisor at this excavation of features in the Neolithic landscape of Herm (Channel Islands), I taught and supervised a team of students and volunteers.

September 2010

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