I am an archaeological scientist interested in the development and application of chronometric and biomolecular methodologies.
I am Associate 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 mass fingerprinting (also known as ZooMS), to better understand the hominin record as well as human-animal interactions in the prehistory.
I read for a Master and DPhil degrees 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.
Between 2017-2021, I was based at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (now Institute for Geoanthropology) in Jena, Germany, as Group Leader and Principal Investigator of FINDER, a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council.
I have lived and worked in the UK, Spain, Egypt and my native Greece. I currently live with my family in Vienna, Austria.