Our Team

On this page you can view the university staff profile pages and research interests of the Archaeology team.

Dr Andy Seaman

Subject Lead

Andy teaches post-Roman and medieval archaeology. His research focuses on early medieval 'celtic' Britain, and he is currently directing two fieldwork projects in south Wales. Recent publications have examined settlement and landscape in post-Roman Wales, the conversion to Christianity, and the socio-political geography of early medieval Wales.

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Dr Emilie Sibbesson

Senior Lecturer

Emilie teaches European prehistory, archaeological practice, and archaeological theory. Her research focuses on foodways in prehistory and draws on both scientific techniques and social food history. Her publications include studies of ceramics, palaeodietary reconstruction techniques, and archaeological outreach.

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Dr Lesley Hardy

Senior Lecturer

Lesley’s interests lie in Cultural History and in particular the ways that we respond to the past. Lesley’s research is in various forms of antiquarianism from 1500 to the present and she writes and teaches on antiquarianism, travel writing and local history in Kent and has spent the last few years as Director of ‘A Town Unearthed’ a Community archaeology project in Folkestone​.

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Dr Ellie Williams


Ellie teaches human osteology and zooarchaeology. Her research interests include funerary archaeology or the ‘Archaeology of Death and Burial’, osteoarchaeology and public engagement, medieval history and archaeology, medieval monasticism and faunal foodways. She is currently collaborating with the British Museum on the Amara West project, northern Sudan, where she is exploring daily life through the zooarchaeological remains.

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Dr Jay Ingate


Jay teaches Roman archaeology and archaeological theory. His research centres on Roman urbanism in the northern provinces, with particular emphasis on the symbolic and ritual uses of water in Roman towns. He maintains wider interests in Iron Age landscape studies, theoretical approaches to archaeology, and the historiography of British archaeology. He has published research on the relationship between Roman London and its prehistoric waterscape.

Professor Tim Champion

Visiting Professor

Tim is a specialist in the later prehistory of western Europe and teaches the later Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Other interests include archaeological theory and the history of archaeology, especially the wider public understanding of the past and its involvement in social and political debate. Tim is a Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University. He contributes to the teaching of later prehistoric Europe and the history of archaeology itself.


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