2016-2019 SUNDASIA Project:
Co-Investigator alongside Principal Investigator Ryan Rabett, Queen’s
University Belfast, and Professor Tran Tan Van, Vietnam Institute of
Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR).
October 2005-December 2008: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, BA Centenary Project ‘From Lucy to language: The archaeology of the
social brain’. My work on
this project involved designing,
compiling and maintaining a database of material culture and radiocarbon
dates from archaeological sites and quantitative analysis of database
using social network software (UCINET, Pajek)
and statistics packages (SPSS; Excel) to assess claims for radical
differences in the social and cognitive lives of mobile and sedentary
hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists.
2005: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Centre
for the Evolution of Cultural Diversityat the Institute of
Archaeology, developing phylogenetic and network-based methodologies for
the phylogenetic analysis of archaeobotanical
data to investigate the prehistoric spread of early farming across the
Near East and Europe, using phylogenetic analysis and statistical software
such as Splitstree, PAUP*, MacClade,
MrBayes, SPSS and Excel.
2005: visiting Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, University of
Southampton, co-writing and presenting a second year undergraduate
course ARCH2027 Osteology and
Comparative Anatomy alongside Dr Sonia Zakrzewski.
2000-2004: Arts and Humanities Research
Board funded PhD student at the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins,
University of Southampton, supervised by Professor Clive Gamble. My thesis, Transitions, Change and Identity: the Middle and
Upper Palaeolithic of Vasco-Cantabrian Spain, investigated Neanderthal
and modern human adaptations to the palaeoecologies
of Pleistocene northern Spain, using a GIS to model regional palaeoenvironments and hominin and human subsistence
and hunting strategies using ethological and ethnoarchaeological