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Professor of Archaeology, University of Southampton

I am a specialist in maritime prehistory and geoarchaeology who has been lucky enough to work on projects both on land and underwater across the globe: from survey and excavation in South, Central and North America, through to diver and ROV work in Europe. Over the last five years my research interests have seen me work on a variety of Research Council funded projects whilst also developing close collaborative links with offshore industries. I am a member of the Computational Modelling and the Sustainability Science Research Groups. In addition, whilst the majority of my teaching is carried out in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities I also contribute to modules in the school of ocean and earth sciences, as well as broader university-wide multidisciplinary programmes.

My research interests include Holocene palaeoenvironmental and palaeo-oceanographic change, integration of geophysical and geotechnical data to model prehistoric landscapes, prehistoric seafaring, and understanding the changing relationships between people, land and sea throughout prehistory. In particular I work on acquisition and integration of diverse datasets through use of advanced computational systems; from data capture in the field through to modelling in the laboratory. Within all of this work my interest remains focused on what the products of these methods offer us in terms of improving our understanding of past societies.


  • 2017–present
    Professor, University of Southampton