PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The Open University

I studied Ancient History and Archaeology, and then Rome & Its Neighbours at the University of Leicester. I am Assistant Curator of Archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum and am undertaking my PhD in Classical studies at the Open University, researching the archaeology of magic in Roman Britain.


  • –present
    PhD Student in Classical Studies , The Open University


  • 2010 
    University of Leicester, MA Rome & Its Neighbours
  • 2009 
    University of Leicester, BA (hons) Ancient History and Archaeology


  • 2018
    (with McKie, S.) Material Approaches to Roman Magic: Occult Objects and Supernatural Substances, (TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology 2), Oxbow
  • 2017
    Ad Vallum: Papers on the Roman Army and Frontiers in Celebration of Dr Brian Dobson, British Archaeological Reports 631
  • 2016
    Shallow Surprises: Excavations in York’s St. Mary’s Abbey, Medieval Archaeology 60 (2). 377-382.
  • 2016
    (with Ross, C.) A new phallic carving from Roman Catterick , Britannia 47, 271-279
  • 2016
    Excavations in the South Transept of St. Mary's Abbey, York, FORUM: The Journal for the Council for British Archaeology, Yorkshire (New Series) 4, 71-75
  • 2016
    Staring at Death: The Jet Gorgoneia of Roman Britain, in Hoss, S. and Whitmore, A. (eds.) Small Finds and Ancient Social Practices in the Northwest Provinces of the Roman Empire. Oxford, Oxbow. 98-116.
  • 2015
    The fist-and-phallus pendants from Roman Catterick, Britannia 46, 135-149