BioArCh People

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Academic Staff

Dr Michelle Alexander Stable Isotope Analysis / ancient DNA

Professor Matthew Collins  Ancient Proteins / Geochronology

Dr Oliver Craig Archaeological Chemistry / Stable Isotope Analysis

Malin Holst Human Osteoarchaeology

Dr David Orton Zooarchaeology, Neolithic Balkans

Dr Kirsty Penkman Geochronology / Archaeological Chemistry

Professor Terry O'Connor Zooarchaeology

Dr Camilla Speller Palaeomics

Research Staff

Dr André Carlo Colonese PDRA

Dr Ashley Coutu Research Fellow

Dr Miriam Cubas Research Fellow

Dr Beatrice Demarchi PDRA

Dr Yvette Eley PDRA

Dr Sarah Fiddyment Research Fellow

Dr Charline Giguet-Covex Research Fellow

Dr Niklas Hausmann PDRA

Dr Jessica Hendy PDRA

Dr Robyn Inglis Research Fellow

Dr Kristine Korzow Richter PDRA

Dr Aimée Little PDRA

Dr Laura Llorente-Rodriguez Research Fellow

Dr Alexandre Lucquin PDRA

Dr Matthew Meredith-Williams PDRA

Dr Harry Robson PDRA

Dr Shinya Shoda Research Fellow

Support Staff

Alizon Holland Administrator 

Krista McGrath Laboratory Technician

Luke Spindler Research Technician

Matthew von Tersch Senior Laboratory Technician

Past People

Dr Mike Buckley (2006-10) completed a NERC funded PhD followed by a postdoctoral research position researching bone collagen with Matthew Collins. Mike went on to work at the University of Bournemouth before taking up a NERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Manchester.

Dr Enrico Cappellini (2004-08) came to York on a Marie Curie Research Fellowship working on the restoration of the past genetic heritage and proteomics with Matthew Collins. Enrico went on to the Statens Naturhistoriske Museum in Copenhagen as an Assistant Professor of Geogenetics.

Dr Cynthianne Debono Spiteri (2008-12) completed a PhD on ‘Pottery use at the transition to agriculture in the western Mediterranean: evidence from biomolecular and isotopic characterisation of organic residues in Impressed/Cardial Ware vessels’ under the supervision of Oliver Craig. Cynthianne went to a postdoctoral research position working on plant foods in hominin dietary ecology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology In Leipzig.

Dr Frederick ‘Freder’ Feulner (2009-11) came to York as a postdoctoral researcher working with Matthew Collins on the Marie Curie International Training Network, LeCHE. Freder went on to work with Holtenauer Verlag on under water sites in Northern Germany.

Dr Karen Hardy (2005-08) came to York as a Marie Curie Research Fellow working with Matthew Collins on diagenesis of ancient starch. Karen is now a Research Professor at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

Dr Hannah Koon (2006-10) was a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow working with Matthew Collins on the development of tools to detect sub-clinical pathology in scorbutic bone. Hannah went on to a Lecturship in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford.

Dr Lisa Shillito (2010-13) was a postdoctoral research associate working with Oliver Craig on the Feeding Stonehenge project. Lisa went on to work as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Caroline Solazzo (2009-12) was a Marie Curie Research Fellow working with Matthew Collins on textile and hair proteomics. Caroline went on to be a Research Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution.

Dr Karine Taché (2011-13) came to York as a Marie Curie Research Fellow working with Oliver Craig on early pottery uses in North Eastern North America. Karine went on to be a Professor at Queens College, City University of New York

Dr Nienke van Doorn (2008-12) completed a PhD with Matthew Collins funded through the Marie Curie International Training Network, LeCHE. Nienke went on to be finds supervisor with the York Archaeological Trust.

Dr Isabella von Hostein (2008-12) completed a PhD with Matthew Collins on ‘A light stable isotope approach to identifying movement of medieval textiles in North West Europe’. Isabella went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel.

Dr Igor Gutiérrez Zugasti (2011-13) came to York as a Newton International Fellow working with Geoff Bailey on the exploitation of coastal resources by hunter gatherers across the Upper Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic in Northern Spain. Igor went on to work at the Universidad de Cantabria.