Helen is a GIS specialist, with a particular focus on landscape archaeology.
Helen completed a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology, and MA in Landscape Archaeology and Geomatics, at the University of Birmingham. She then went on to work as a research assistant at The British School at Rome for two years, before returning to Birmingham to complete her PhD. Following this, she worked as a Research Associate, and then Distance Learning Manager at Birmingham.
Prior to coming to York, she worked in both the Geography and Archaeology departments at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where she supported various projects, and supervised the Marine Geomatics Lab. She has been working in York since 2010, contributing to numerous research projects and field schools.
Helen teaches fieldwork and computing on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is involved in the Departmental Field school. She provides general project and research support to staff, postgraduates and undergraduate research projects. She also acts as the Departmental Health and Safety Advisor for Fieldwork.
My research interests lie in the application of computer modelling techniques to ancient landscapes. These include agronomic and climatic modelling and spatial analysis, as well as geophysics and survey.
I completed my doctoral research in 2007, which investigated the modelling of Roman agricultural landscapes in the Tiber Valley of Central Italy, as part of the wider collaborative Tiber Valley Project run by the British School at Rome.
The Lochbrow Landscape Project has been supported in 2012 and 2013 by two grants from the Society of Antiquaries, London.