My major research interests have developed from a background in biomolecular archaeology, and the application of these approaches to investigate ancient patterns of human subsistence, culinary choices and technological practices. I am particularly interested both in the development of analytical methods using ancient lipid biomolecules and stable isotope proxies for the reconstruction of prehistoric diet and resource management, and the application of these proxies to address large-scale questions regarding human responses to cultural or environmental stimuli. Employing lipid biomolecular proxies, my recent research interests span from investigating the diet of the first farmers in the British Isles and Fennoscandia, to ...
I graduated from Oxford University in 2003 with a BA (hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology and in 2004 with an MSc in Archaeological Science. In 2008, I completed a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Reading and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol before joining the department of Archaeology and Anthropology as a Lecturer in 2013.
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