Research group: Past Cultures and Populations
My research interests focus on occupational disease and injury in past populations, predominantly in terms of their identification, but also their impact on the individual and the societies in which they lived.
This research focus stems from my studies of entheseal changes, widely used to study occupation in past societies. I continue to work on recording methods and the interpretation of data for these. I am also the leader of the working group on methodology set up after the Workshop on MSM, Coimbra 2009.
2012 – now. Postdoctoral research funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) SFRH/BPD/82559/2011. Title. Identifying occupation: a test using identified skeletal collections.
March 2013 – October 2013. Wenner-Gren Workshop Grant CONF-632. Grant to organise a workshop in Coimbra in July 2013 for the working groups on entheseal changes. Investigators: Dr S. Villotte, Dr C. Henderson, Dr F. Alves Cardoso and Dr G Perreard-Lopreno. Title. “Entheseal changes and reconstruction of human behavior: towards standardization”. Budget $11 397.January 2013 – October 2013. Wolfson Research Institute Small Grant. Exploratory grant for 9 months with start date January 2013. Principal Investigator. Dr G. King and co-investigators Dr
C Henderson and Dr R Gowland. Title. “The ecology of disease: using ELISA to test for seronegative spondyloarthropathies and their triggers in an archaeological context.” Budget £1000.