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Honorary Research Fellow, UCL

My research is centred on the archaeology of Pleistocene humans, and in particular, subsistence behaviours and technologies. My expertise is in hunting technologies focusing specifically on the use of wood. I have conducted experimental work on the ballistics of early weapons in collaboration with Cranfield Defence and Security (Defence Academy of the UK) and Loughborough University. I am a member of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution and The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences.


  • 2019–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2013–2018
    Postgraduate Research Student, UCL Institute of Archaeology


  • 2018 
    UCL Institute of Archaeology, PhD
  • 2010 
    UCL Institute of Archaeology, MSc


  • 2020
    A Review of Ethnographic Use of Wooden Spears and Implications for Pleistocene Hominin Hunting. , Open Quaternary
  • 2019
    External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and implications for human evolution, Scientific Reports
  • 2018
    Making an impact, Nature Ecology and Evolution
  • 2016
    Early spears as thrusting weapons: Isolating force and impact velocities in human performance trials, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
  • 2016
    Morpho-Metric Variability of Early Gravettian Tanged “Font-Robert” Points, and Functional Implications, Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Research Studentship
    PhD student
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • European Society for the study of Human Evolution
  • International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP)
  • European Association of Archaeologists
  • Lithic Studies Society