My primary research interests concern the flow of material, specifically glass and copper alloys. Much of my earlier research has focused on the Roman and Early Medieval period across the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, but my current focus in 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 am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Central Eurasian Bronze Age, as part of the FLAME project. FLAME (Flow of Ancient Metal across Eurasia) is a European Research Council funded project led by Professor Mark Pollard and sets out to investigate the movement, exchange, and transformation of metal in Eurasian societies during the Bronze and Early Iron Age.
I also teach on the Archaeological Science Masters on glass and vitreous materials in the past.