As an undergraduate, I studied Medieval History and English at the University of St Andrews, writing my dissertation on plague treatises during the Black Death. I subsequently did an MA in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York, with a focus on osteoarchaeology and bioarchaeology. My dissertation involved an analysis of the dental pathology in a group of Anglo-Saxon burials from Norton, Cleveland.
I like to keep my life as busy as possible, or in other words, I procrastinate. A lot. I have gotten involved with a reenactment through a group called Comitatus. I’m volunteering with the York Archaeological Trust, as well as at a community archaeology excavation at Hornby Castle in North Yorkshire. I also do karate, play football, and spend rather too much time watching films and television. I take any opportunity to travel, and I’m slightly addicted to tea, chocolate, good food, good clothes, good books, and sailing and the sea.