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Associate professor, University of Copenhagen

Aoife is the Principal Investigator of the project ‘Northern Europe's timber resource - chronology, origin and exploitation’ (TIMBER). This project builds a multi-disciplinary team to analyse the material and written evidence for timber usage over six centuries (c. 1100-1700). The region of origin of timber is being analysed using several scientific methods. Some methods are tried and tested, some highly experimental. Identifying the timber source and the timber destination and using high-precision dating that dendrochronology provides, she studies the changes, through time, in the availability and exploitation of this essential resource.


  • 2002–2022
    Scientific Consultant,
  • 2016–2022
    Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
  • 2013–2016
    Research Fellow, Statens Museum for Kunst
  • 2011–2013
    Marie Curie IEF Research Fellow, University College Dublin
  • 2007–2010
    postdoc, Roskilde University
  • 2004–2007
    PhD Scholar, University of Southern Denmark
  • 1995–2002
    Research Assistant, The National Museum of Denmark


  • 2007 
    University of Southern Denmark, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    grant no. 677152 Northern Europe’s timber resource - chronology, origin and exploitation (TIMBER)
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    European Research Council
  • 2011
    Marie Curie Intra‐European Fellowship PIEFGA-2010-272490 ‘Chronology, Culture and Archaeology’
    Funding Source:
    European Commission
  • 2004
    PhD Scholarship
    PhD Scholar
    Funding Source:
    Danish National Research Foundation