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Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen

Dr Jenna Dittmar is a Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. As a specialist in bioarchaeology and palaeopathology, her research utilises a multidisciplinary approach to examine questions about health, disease and medical intervention in past populations.

She was previously employed (2016-2020) as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge on the Wellcome funded project entitled, ‘After the Plague: Heath and History of Medieval Cambridge’. This multidisciplinary project examined the historical and biological effects of the catastrophic Medieval plague epidemic, known as the Black Death.


  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, University of Aberdeen
  • –present
    Research Associate, University of Cambridge


  • 2016 
    University of Cambridge , PhD Biological Anthropology