I am an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in Archaeology at La Trobe University, specialising in late Quaternary Australian Indigenous archaeology. I have a particular research focus on zooarchaeology, with formal qualifications in both Archaeology and Zoology.
I am a research assistant at the German Archaeological Institute. Currently I am writing my PhD on “Ancient Near Eastern Amulets“ at Freie Universität Berlin (DE). Since several years I am giving workshops on gruitbeer and mead production at Museumsdorf Düppel.
I am researcher in Medieval Archaeology from 1986 and I teach also (from 1996) Methodology of archaeology research. I'm very interested to experimental, archaeometric and public experience in archaeology.
I am an archaeological scientist interested in ancient labour division in past and traditional societies. I study the impact on health of ancient crafting activities. I am particularly interested in 'dusty' crafts such (as pottery, pigments, dyes making, textile production).
I have been a PhD scholar in the School of Archaeology, UCD, since 2016. My research relates to food, culture and identity in Ireland c. 1200-1500. My focus is on the culinary aspect of food, with a particular interest in bread.
I have studied Prehistory at Leiden University and got my master's degree there. After a few years of excavating I turned my attention to archaeology & education.
In 2002, I decided to actively pursue my historical interest and incorporate my skills in physics, electronics and engineering.