Tom Booth completed his PhD at The University of Sheffield in 2015. He is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the Wellcome-funded project "Human Adaptation to Diet and Infectious Disease Loads, from the origins of agriculture to the present". His role involves identifying pertinent British archaeological human remains that may provide high-quality on-target DNA.
Tom also researches and report on the archaeological context of these samples. His own research is concerned with the microstructural analysis of diagenesis in ancient human bone, particularly the relationship between bioerosion and early post mortem taphonomic processes. This research also has applications to the survival of DNA in ancient bone.