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University Lecturer in Museology, University of Helsinki

Suzie Thomas is University Lecturer in Museology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She has a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory from the University of Sheffield, MA in Heritage Education and Interpretation from Newcastle University, and her PhD explored the relationships between archaeologists and metal-detector users in England and Wales. Previously she has worked at the University of Glasgow, the Council for British Archaeology, and a number of museums across the UK. Her research interests include community archaeology, treasure hunting and archaeology, the illicit trade in antiquities, voluntary action in museums, and museum education.

Suzie is a founding editor of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.


  • –present
    University Lecturer in Museology, University of Helsinki


  • 2009 
    Newcastle University, PhD, Heritage Studies