My primary research interests concern the flow of material, specifically glass and copper alloys. Much of my research has focused on the Roman and Early Medieval period across the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, but my I have also worked on Bronze and Iron Age material from Eastern Europe. I am particularly interested in how the novel interpretation and application of scientific techniques can illuminate complex archaeological questions of sourcing, trading and recycling. My work has focused on recycling as a key part of production cycles, regional markets and the impact of imposition and removal of colonial economies.
I teach on many aspects of Materials Analysis in Archaeological Science across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and am the convenor of the module 'Materials analysis and study of technological change' for the MSc in Archaeological Science.