Research Students

The BARC welcomes applications from prospective MPhil and PhD students. Applicants should contact their proposed supervisor to discuss potential projects before making an application. Staff research interests are listed on the staff page.

Funding for PhD students is highly competitive. Archaeological Sciences at Bradford usually attracts a small number of funded studentships each year. Potential sources of funding include the AHRC and NERC (home and EU students only). Overseas students may be eligible for Overseas Research Studentships (ORS). Funding applications should always be discussed with proposed supervisors.


Current Research Students

We currently have several research students within the BARC, investigating a wide range of topics ranging from immigration in 19th-century London, differential infant mortality and morbidity and drug use in mummies.


Julia Beaumont

Supervisors: Andrew Wilson
External Supervisors: Janet Montgomery and Julia Lee-Thorp
Topic: Irish names in a London Cemetery: is it possible to identify Irish immigration in 19th-Century Lukin Street?
Funding: AHRC
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Emma Brown

Supervisors: Andrew Wilson, Rob Janaway, Ben Stern and Tim Taylor
Topic: Drug use in South American mummies
Funding: AHRC
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Laura Calderwood

Supervisors: Ian Armit and Jo Buckberry
External Supervisor: Holger Schutkowski, Bournemouth University
Topic: Differential Infant and Childhood Morbidity and Mortality in 19th century London
Funding: AHRC
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Pamela Cross

Supervisors: Julie Bond, and Ian Armit
External Supervisor: Tim Taylor
Topic: Horses of Men and Gods: Horse Sacrifice and Mortuary Rituals in 1st Millennium AD Britain
Funding: Divisional Bursary; AHRC
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Ceilidh Lerwick

Supervisor: Jo Buckberry and Julie Bond
Topic: Vikings, Picts and Scots: Biocultural Identity in Medieval Scotland
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Ben Neil

Supervisors (internal): Tim Taylor and Jo Buckberry
Supervisor (external): Christopher Kn�sel, University of Exeter
Topic: Osseous remains and cave taphonomy in the Yorkshire Dales


Nivien Speith

Supervisor (internal): Ian Armit
Supervisor (external): Christopher Kn�sel, University of Exeter
Topic: Skeletal evidence of the social persona: Life, death and society in early-medieval Alamannic communities
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Jacqueline Towers

Supervisors: Janet Montgomery and Ingrid Mainland
Topic: The significance of cattle birth seasonality in the detection of dairying in archaeology
Funding: AHRC
Abstract


Recent Doctoral Student Submissions


Joseph Warham

Supervisors (internal): Janet Montgomery and David Cotton
Supervisors (external): Jane Evans and Louise Ander (British Geological Survey)
Topic: Biosphere mapping of strontium isotope ratios in the British Isles
Funding: NERC/BUFI (BGS's University Funding Initiative)
Abstract


Victoria Mueller

Supervisors (internal): Janet Montgomery and Julia Lee-Thorp
Supervisor (external): Bill White 1944-2010 (Museum of London)
Topic: The end of the world? Famine, plague and climate change in 14th century London
Funding: AHRC Collaborative Award (with the Museum of London)
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Amy Dapling

Supervisors: Holger Schutkowski and Jo Buckberry
Topic: The Archaeology of Infanticide in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Britain
Funding: AHRC
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Jen Wooding

Supervisors Internal):  Julie Bond and Jo Buckberry
Supervisor (external): Christopher Kn�sel, University of Exeter
Topic: Manifestation, identification and diagnosis of tuberculosis in faunal remains from an archaeological context
Funding: AHRC
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Sarah S King

Supervisors (internal):  Ian Armit and Jo Buckberry
Supervisor (external): Christopher Kn�sel, University of Exeter
Topic: Engendered violence and trauma in the European Iron Age
Funding: ORS
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Fiona Tucker

Supervisors (internal): Ian Armit and Jo Buckberry
Supervisor (external): Christopher Kn�sel, University of Exeter
Topic: The Treatment and Use of Human Remains in the Atlantic Scottish Iron Age
Funding: AHRC
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Faridah Nor

Supervisor: Holger Schutkowski and Jo Buckberry
Topic: Age determination from osteons


Rebecca Storm

Supervisor (internal): Jo Buckberry
Supervisor (external): Christopher Kn�sel, University of Exeter
Topic: Human skeletal asymmetry: A study of directional and fluctuating asymmetry in assessing health, environmental conditions, and social status in English populations from the 7th to the 19th century
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Last Updated:19 March 2013