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Research Staff

Dr Aimée Little standing and smiling against a white building

Welcome to the research staff pages, where you can find out about life as a member of our research community in the Department of Archaeology. We have a really active group of research staff, on individual fellowships and working on some of our research projects. On these pages you can meet some of them, and find out more about life as a member of our research community. 

If you are thinking of applying to York for a fellowship, you can find out more on our fellowships page.

Aimée Little, Research Staff Coordinator

Research Staff Reps

The department has two research staff reps: Dr Akinbowale Akintayo and Dr Lizzie Wright.

Dr. Akinbowale is the research staff rep of the Department of Archaeology based in King's Manor. Akin is a landscape archaeologist specialising in Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing applications in archaeology. He obtained his undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria before completing his PhD at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona Spain and Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy.

He can be found in room K/207 at King's Manor, or you can send him an email: akinbowale.akintayo@york.ac.uk.

Profile photo of Lizzie Wright

Dr. Lizzie Wright is the research staff rep based in BioArCh. Lizzie is a zooarchaeologist. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Durham University before moving to the University of Sheffield to complate her Masters and PhD. Since graduating she has worked in the UK and been awarded prestigious fellowships in Portugal and Switzerland. In 2022 she joined the University of York as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow.

You can find her in the post-doc office on the second floor of the Environment building on campus (ENV239), or you can send her an email: l.wright@york.ac.uk.

Researcher in focus - Charlotte Primeau

 



Charlotte joined the Department of Archaeology in January 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in osteology on the ERC-funded COMMIOS project led by Professor Ian Armit. The multidisciplinary project, combining funerary archaeology, osteology, aDNA and stable isotopes, explores population migrations and interactions across Britain and continental Europe during the Iron AgeCharlotte received a BSc (Honors) in forensic anthropology in 2008 and completed an MSc in Human Identification in 2010, both from the University of Dundee. Following her master’s degree she worked for five years at the Institute of forensic medicine in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a biological anthropologist where she completed her PhD in 2016. Her PhD had a focus on health, diseases and development during the Danish medieval period. Charlotte then trained as a diagnostic radiographer and worked for the NHS in Scotland for the next two years before joining Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada in 2020.

Current researchers

Marjolein Admiraal (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
TRADITION: Long-term Coastal Adaptation, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in Latin America

Kweku Afrifa (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
SEACHANGE: Quantifying the Impact of Major Cultural Transitions on Marine Ecosystem Functioning and Biodiversity 

Akinbowale Akintayo (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
MAEASaM: Mapping Africa's Endangered Archaeological Sites and Monuments

Fran Allfrey (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
The Avebury Papers: Digitisation, exploration and creative re-use of a uniquely important archaeological archive

Jessica Bates (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Flixton Island 2 project

Maddy Bleasdale (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
COMMIOS: Communities and Connectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours

Lindsey Büster (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
COMMIOS: Communities and Con nectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours

Laura Castells Navarro (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
COMMIOS: Communities and Con nectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours

Tim Evans (Research Associate)
Archaeology Data Service

Claire-Elise Fischer (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
COMMIOS: Communities and Connectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours

Jen Harland (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
SEACHANGE: Quantifying the Impact of Major Cultural Transitions on Marine Ecosystem Functioning and Biodiversity 

Tanja Hoffman (Leverhulme Research Fellow)
Heritage for Global Challenges Research Centre

Stephen Humphreys (Research Fellow)
American Veterans Archaeological Recovery

Michael Legge (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
COMMIOS: Communities and Connectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours

Alexandre Lucquin (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
INDUCE: The Innovation, Dispersal and Use of Ceramics in NE Europe

Jasmine Lundy (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
ENCOUNTER: Demography, Cultural change, and the Diffusion of Rice and Millet during the Jomon-Yayoi transition in prehistoric Japan

Andrew Needham (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow)
High-resolution analysis of beads and pendants as an indicator of cultural connection in the northwest European Early Mesolithic

Anđa Petrović (AHRC, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Stonedead: Stone tools and their role in Mesolithic mortuary rites and rituals

Toby Pillatt (NERC Researcher Co-Investigator)
Branching Out: New Routes to Valuing Urban Treescapes

Harry Robson (European Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Associate)
SEACHANGE: Quantifying the Impact of Major Cultural Transitions on Marine Ecosystem Functioning and Biodiversity

Alejandro Serna (Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellow)
POUR: Pottery use from the earliest records of Patagonia through biomolecular analysis

Michael Stratigos (Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity | History of Power, People and Nature

Holly Wright (Research Associate)
Archaeology Data Service

Lizzie Wright (Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellow)
CatCoW: Cattle husbandry and dairying at the introduction of the Corded Ware Culture: Agricultural and dietary change during the 3rd Millenium BC

Hayley Saul (Senior Research Fellow)
Leverhulme International Professorship: Centre for Heritage Research