Associate Lecturer for Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Geography and Archaeology
I am a sessional lecturer for the Archaeology and Heritage Studies degree programme at the University of Worcester. My research interests focus on prehistoric hunter-gatherers, from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic, with a particular geographic focus on Wales and south-west England. My research is theoretically informed, exploring ideas concerning identity, materiality, landscapes and mortuary rites. I also have a passion for lithics and lithic analysis as well as cave archaeology; my PhD research investigated cave use during the Mesolithic period in south western Britain.
In addition my primary research specialism, I have a keen interest in heritage theory, particularly concerning the themes of politics and identity which I explore in the heritage based module I teach (ARCH2110 Visions of England).
- BSc Archaeology and Landscape Studies (University of Worcester, 2009)
- MA Neolithic Archaeology (University of Manchester, 2010)
- PhD Archaeology (University of Worcester, 2016)
Teaching & Research
My main teaching responsibilities include:
ARCH2102 Displaying the Past: Museums, Artefacts and Collections
ARCH2110 Visions of England in Heritage and History
BIOS3051 Forensic Archaeology
CIfA member - ACIfA grade
Rosen (forthcoming) Identifying regional practice in cave use during the Mesolithic in south west Britain.
Identifying regional practice in cave use during the Mesolithic in south west Britain. Paper presented at the International MESO 2015 conference in Serbia, Sept. 2015.
Engaging with an animate world: the significance of caves during Mesolithic south west Britain. Paper presented the Theoretical Archaeological Group conference, Dec. 2014.
Grinding the Axe into Neolithic Ontologies: an Example from two Causewayed Enclosures. Paper presented at the Theoretical Archaeological Group conference, Dec. 2010.