BioArCh People

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Academic Staff

Dr Michelle Alexander Stable Isotope Analysis / ancient DNA

Dr André Colonese Environmental / Biomolecular Archaeology

Professor Oliver Craig Archaeological Chemistry / Stable Isotope Analysis

Malin Holst Human Osteoarchaeology

Dr David Orton Zooarchaeology, Neolithic Balkans

Dr Kirsty Penkman Geochronology / Archaeological Chemistry

Dr Nathan Wales Palaeogenomics

Dr Alice Toso Associate Lecturer

Research Staff

Dr Léa Drieu PDRA

Dr Sarah Fiddyment Research Fellow

Dr Alexandre Lucquin PDRA

Dr Anita Radini PDRA

Dr Eve Rannamäe Research Fellow

Dr Harry Robson Research Fellow

Dr Matthew Teasdale Research Fellow

Dr Marc Dickinson Research Fellow 

 

PhD Students

Manon Bondetti 

Blessing Chidimuro

Sarah Delaney

Özge Demirci

Isabella Gaffney

Eleanor Green

Alison Harris

Theis Jensen

Jasmine Lundy

Aurore Monnereu

Mariana Muñoz-Rodríguez

James Nottingham

Anne Kathrine Runge

Silvia Soncin

Carla Soto Quintana

Edward Standall

Alice Ughi

 

Support Staff

Josie Thomas Finance and Research Administrator 

Krista McGrath Laboratory Technician

Helen Talbot Experimental Officer

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 Sophy Charlton (2012-16) completed a PhD with Michelle Alexander. Sophy went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at the Natural History Museum on an ERC funded project Up-North. 

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 Beatrice Demarchi (2006-16) after completing her PhD as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher on the Geochronology of coastal prehistoric environments she remained at York as a postdoctoral researcher on the NERC funded 'Building a Better Egg Timer' and the EPSRC project 'Hard Soft Matter Interfaces. Beatrice is now

Dr Yvette Eley

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 Niklas Hausmann

Dr Jessica Hendy

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 Joanna Simpson (2011-14) completed a NERC funded PhD with Matthew Collins and Kirsty Penkman 'Investigating the relationship between glutamine deamidation and collagen breakdown in bone'. Joanna is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.

Rachel Smith

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 Collections Manager 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.

Dr Camilla Speller Palaeomics
Camilla has now relocated back to Canada and is professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

Professor Matthew Collins  Ancient Proteins / Geochronology
Matthew is now dividing his time between the Universities of Copenhagen and Cambridge. Matthew came to York in 2003 and started the BioArCh facility.

Dr Miriam Cubas Research Fellow

Dr Kristine Korzow Richter Research Fellow

Dr Laura Llorente-Rodriguez Research Fellow

Dr Ashley Coutu Research Fellow