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Our staff

There are more than 30 full-time staff actively involved in postgraduate teaching and supervision at the CMS, and also many emeritus staff, research staff and associates. The current Joint Directors of the Centre for Medieval Studies are Professor Tim Ayers and Professor Elizabeth Tyler.


Research and Teaching Staff, surnames A-G

Michelle Alexander (Archaeology)
Bioarchaeology and in particular the application of biomoelcular techniques to aid in understanding the diet and resource base of communities

Steve Ashby (Archaeology)
The Viking Age (life, identities, movement, towns, craft, trade; Scandinavia, Scotland, England). Medieval artefacts, craft production, use of animal products in craft and industry; use of metal-detected data.

Tim Ayers (History of Art)
English medieval art and stained glass

Meg Bernstein (History of Art)
The social and spatial developments in parish churches in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

Sarah Brown (History of Art) 
Stained Glass; ecclesiastical architecture

Michele Campopiano (English)
Medieval Latin texts, medieval historiography and geography, cultures and literatures of medieval Italy, Franciscan cultural traditions and relationships between Europe and the Middle East in the Middle Ages

Kenneth Clarke (English)
Medieval Italian literature; the commentary tradition; glosses and marginalia; Dante; Boccaccio

Rachel Delman (History)
Gender, material culture and the built environment in late medieval England and Scotland

Mary Garrison (History)
Early medieval literary and cultural history

Kate Giles (Archaeology)
Medieval and post-medieval buildings

Jeremy Goldberg (History) Later medieval English social and cultural history; women's and gender history


Research and Teaching Staff, surnames H-O

Dawn Hadley (Archaeology)
Vikings; Anglo-Saxon and medieval England; funerary practices; migration; childhood; masculinity

Jane Hawkes (History of Art)
Late antique and early medieval art and icongraphy

Caitlin Hutchison (History of Art)
The art and architecture of early medieval northwest Europe, with an emphasis on the monumental sculpture of Ireland and Great Britain

Shazia Jagot (English)
Late medieval English literature, the history of science, art and religion; emphasising an engagement with Arabic, Latin and vernacular literature.

Holly James-Maddocks (English)
Late medieval manuscripts and early printed books; Book History; Chaucer; Fifteenth-century and early Tudor literature

John Jenkins (History)
Late medieval England; ecclesiastical-laity relations

Tom Johnson (History)
Social and cultural history of England from 1300-1550

Aleks McClain (Archaeology) Archaeology of churches, commemoration, and the Anglo-Norman period

Richard McClary (History of Art)
Medieval Islamic Architecture; Islamic Ceramics; Collecting and Displaying Islamic Art; Seljuq Iran and Anatolia; Qarakhanid Central Asia

Nicola McDonald (English)
Romance and medieval French literature; Chaucer and Gower; gender studies

Tom McLeish (Physics)
Medieval Science, science and literature, theology of science

Harry Munt (History)
History of the early Islamic Arabian Peninsula, Islamic holy cities and pilgrimage, and Arabic history-writing in the medieval period 

Jeanne Nuechterlein (History of Art)
Late medieval and Reformation art of northern Europe; scientific and diagrammatic imagery


Research and Teaching Staff, surnames P-Z

Sarah Rees Jones (History) Medieval social history, both urban and rural; medieval social ideals (eg utopias); Medieval towns (especially York), including archaeological, cultural and political aspects

Julian Richards (Archaeology)
Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England

Jessica Richardson (History of Art)
Italian art c.1300–1550; Materiality and the agency of matter; Temporality; Magic, the supernatural and the miraculous image (image/relic); Image, ritual space and the performance of script; The reception, reworking and display of ‘medieval’ art.

Eleanor Rye (Linguistics)
Place-names, language, and early medieval landscapes

Lucy Sackville (History)
Medieval heresy and its repression, concentrating on the histories of Italy and southern France

Shelagh Sneddon (History)
Old French language; palaeography

Craig Taylor (History)Late medieval French political culture; 100 Years War; Joan of Arc; chivalry

Matthew Townend (English)
Viking language and literature

Elizabeth Tyler (English)
The literary culture of England from the 9th to the 12th century in English, Latin and French, early and high medieval literature more broadly (i.e. outside of England), some early medieval historical topics

Pragya Vohra (History)
Social and cultural history of the Viking age British Isles and Scandinavia, with a special interest in migration, settlement and the formation of diaspora

Hanna Vorholt (History of Art)
Illuminated manuscripts, and the representation of Jerusalem in the medieval West

Sethina Watson (History)
History of the church and canon law 1100-1300; local records (cartularies, charters, registers)

Christine Williamson 
Tutor in classical and medieval Latin

Stephanie Wynne-Jones (Archaeology)
Archaeology of objects and trade; medieval Africa and the Indian Ocean world; urban archaeology; household archaeology

Laura Yeoman
Access and Digital Engagement Archivist at the Borthwick Archives, with special responsibility for medieval collections, as well as teaching medieval administrative palaeography 

George Younge (English)
Old English texts; Middle English and French textual cultures in the 12th and 13th centuries

Lydia Zeldenrust (English)
Late Medieval and Renaissance Literature; comparative literature (English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch); European literatures and translations; textual materiality and book history; Arthurian literature, romance; animals, monsters, and the supernatural


  • Peter Biller (History)
    Heresy; medicine; medieval thought on population
  • Martin Carver (Archaeology)
    Archaeological practice and protohistoric Europe
  • Claire Cross (History)
    Religion in late medieval and early modern England
  • Amanda Lillie (History of Art)
    Italian Renaissance art & architecture; patronage
  • Richard Marks (Art History)
    Medieval stained glass; the figurative arts in medieval England
  • Alastair Minnis (English)
    Late medieval literature; medieval philosophy and theology
  • Linne R. Mooney (English)
    Late medieval English literature; paleography, codicology, and textual criticism
  • Christopher Norton (Art History)
    Medieval ecclesiastical art and architecture
  • Felicity Riddy (English)
    Middle Scots Literature; English urban literary cultur

Admin Staff

CMS Administrative Staff

Gillian Galloway

Administrator: Gillian Galloway

Administrative Assistant: Brittany Scowcroft

The CMS Office is open from 09.30-4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Tel: 01904 (32)3910