Researcher in Human Osteology, University of Winchester

Dr Katie Tucker is a Human Osteologist and Archaeologist with many years of professional experience in excavation and the analysis of human remains.

Katie graduated from the University of Bristol in 2001, completing her MSc in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology at the University of Bradford in 2003 and completing her PhD on the osteology and archaeology of human decapitation in Britain at the University of Winchester in early 2012.

She works in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Winchester and also conducts research through the Department’s consultancy arm, ARCA. Katie has worked as a Human Osteoarchaeologist on projects including the medieval leper hospital at the St Mary Magdalen Hill site.

Her research interests include Roman and medieval cemetery assemblages, peri-mortem trauma in skeletal remains, non-normative burial practices and the archaeology and osteology of leprosy.

Previously, she has worked on material from the Mesolithic through to the post-medieval period, from single inhumations to large cemetery sites, cremations and disarticulated/commingled remains, in the UK, Europe and Africa.


  • 2013–present
    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Winchester


  • 2012 
    University of Winchester, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Bradford, MSc
  • 2001 
    University of Bristol, BA (Hons)