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.
My wider research focuses on material culture generally, and the materiality of magic specifically. I have particular interest in the apotropaic use of sexual imagery in the ancient world, the use of Whitby Jet across time, ephemerality, sensory and phenomenological approaches.
I maintain a blog on Roman magic as part of my PhD: https://romanmagic.wordpress.com/
PhD Student in Classical Studies , The Open University
University of Leicester, MA Rome & Its Neighbours
University of Leicester, BA (hons) Ancient History and Archaeology
Curing with Creepy Crawlies: A Phenomenological Approach to Beetle Pendants Used in Roman Magical and Medicinal Practice, Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal, 2(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/traj.363
(with McKie, S.) Material Approaches to Roman Magic: Occult Objects and Supernatural Substances, (TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology 2), Oxbow
Ad Vallum: Papers on the Roman Army and Frontiers in Celebration of Dr Brian Dobson, British Archaeological Reports 631
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.
(with Ross, C.) A new phallic carving from Roman Catterick , Britannia 47, 271-279
The fist-and-phallus pendants from Roman Catterick, Britannia 46, 135-149