I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. You can read about my new project here. From 2014-2017 I was a post doc at the Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, on both the Roman Rural Settlement Project and the Silchester projects. I am now a visiting research fellow in the Department of Archaeology.
I completed a DPhil at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford 2010-4, looking at the relationship between the emergence of oppida during the Late Iron Age, and changes in agricultural practices. I analysed macroscopic plant remains from the Silchester Insula IX ‘Town Life’ Project, and compared the evidence for crops, crop processing, crop cultivation practices, and the consumption of other plant foods with secondary archaeobotanical data from the surrounding region. My research interests also include the historical development of archaeobotany, and the ritualised use of plants.
I am currently the archaeobotanist for the Silchester Environs project, and the Late Antique Jarash Project.
I am currently lecturing on the courses World Archaeology and Environmental Archaeology on the BA Archaeology & Anthropology in Oxford. I deliver practical classes for first year undergraduates and the MSt course Practical Archaebotany. I teach tutorials on Roman Archaeology: Cities and Settlement under the Empire.
I am co-supervising Jessica Feito at the University of Reading.
In my spare time, I try to work towards open research practices in archaeology. I am a co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal, published by the Open Library of Humanities. I edit wikipedia with the Women’s Classical Committee.
In Trinity term I am co-organising a seminar series on Reproducibility and Open Research at All Souls, with Jasmine Nirody
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0473-2589