About me

I am an archaeological scientist interested in the development and application of chronometric and biomolecular methodologies.

Since August 2021, I am tenure-track Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Faculty of Lise Sciences of the University of Vienna, Austria.

I specialise in radiocarbon dating, and have extensive experience in sample collection, development of new protocols for decontaminating archaeological material, and in the statistical interpretation of AMS results using Bayesian modelling.

I am also interested in new biomolecular fields, such as palaeoproteomics, and in particular collagen peptide fingerprinting (also known as ZooMS), to better understand the archaeological record.

Between 2017-2021, I was based at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, as Group Leader in the Department of Archaeology and Principal Investigator of FINDER, a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council.

I studied at the University of Oxford at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art and Keble College (2005-2011) and subsequently I held two postdoctoral research positions at the same laboratory (2011-2017). While at Oxford, I was the William Golding Junior Research Fellow at Brasenose College; Junior Fellow of Linacre College.

I have lived and worked in the UK, Spain, Egypt and my native Greece. I currently live with my family in Vienna, Austria.