M.A. (St A), M.A. (Lond), MIFA, FSA Scot I am an Honorary Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. I taught archaeology and zooarchaeology for 25 years, first at Birkbeck College, University of London, and then at the University of Southampton. From 1991 to 2000 I held the post of Research Fellow in Zooarchaeology (funded by English Heritage) at Southampton. I have published several edited books and papers on zooarchaeological subjects, including on bird remains in archaeology, prehistoric and early historic animal husbandry, and the taphonomy of animal remains.
I am one of the founder members of the Diet Group, an informal group of historians and archaeologists who meet twice a year in Oxford to exchange information about food and related topics in Medieval England. I am a member and past convenor of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) Bird Working Group and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. My major research interest at present is the archaeology of birds, and my part in the Kalaureia project is the study of the bird remains and their biological and social significance.