Curator for Later European Prehistory

Research summary

I am a specialist of Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology in Northern, Central, and Western Europe. I have a particular expertise in Scandinavian Bronze Age rock art and how it relates to portable material culture of the same period.

My research profile is diverse, having studied and conducted fieldwork on coastal and intertidal archaeology; the effects of environmental change on art production; and the intersections of archaeological and anthropological theory in prehistoric art studies.

I am currently leading and collaborating on four grant-funded projects: NoMAD: Non-destructive Mobile and imaging Device at the University of Exeter (funded by UKRI); LINXS: Heritage Science theme at the University of Lund; Sir John Evans and the Hallstatt Collection at the Ashmolean Museum; and the Iron Age Coins in Britain Linked Open Data project at the Ashmolean and School of Archaeology.

I have recently led the Leverhulme-funded project Ebb & Flow: Exploring rivers in later prehistoric Britain and BALMS: Bronze Age Landscapes and Metalwork in Sweden.

In addition, I am actively involved in public engagement across the University.


As the Curator for Later European Prehistory, I care for and research the European Bronze Age and Iron Age collection in Antiquities and work collaboratively with the Heberden Coin Room on their Iron Age coin collection.

With previous degrees in archaeology, museum studies, fine art, and art history, I am also interested in how contemporary art can interact with archaeology.

Elsewhere in the University, I am a Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology and Research Fellow at Wolfson College. I regularly teach later European prehistory for the School of Archaeology and various Oxford colleges.

Previously, I have held positions at Griffith University, Australia; Museum of London Archaeology; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. I completed my PhD at the University of Reading in prehistoric archaeology; an MA Distinction at UCL in maritime archaeology; an MFA at Tufts University in fine art and art history; Postgraduate Certificate in museum studies; and BFA at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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