Technician & Covering Lecturer in Palaeopathology
Office: James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF
My research interests involve biological anthropology, with particular regards to anthropometry, human variation and adaptation, forensic anthropology, and palaeopathology. During my PhD career, I specialised in craniometric analysis, in particular in the study of human cranial variation. My research aims to understand migration, population affinity and adaptation of modern humans. One of my skills is cranial reconstruction, which aims at the reassembling of human crania (and also other anatomical parts) with a technique developed with Dr Matteo Borrini. This procedure is ideal for increasing the potential of research carried out in Anthropology, but also aids in human identification and museum display. I also have interests in palaeopathology, which is reflected in the recently published work on a rare case of phosphorus necrosis of the mandible from Victorian Gloucester, which is currently housed at Liverpool John Moores University. Furthermore, I have a background in Archaeology, in particular Prehistory, which was acquired throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Università degli Studi di Firenze. I also took part in several archaeological excavations with this university, Università degli Studi di Siena, Helsingin Yliopisto and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.