Visiting Scholars and Students
|Bottaini, Dr Carlo||Visiting Scholar||
Dr Carlo Bottaini is researcher at the HERCULES Lab (University of Evora, Portugal). He is working with Professor Dirk Brandherm on the study of metals in the later prehistory of the Atlantic world. The research, based on the combination of different analytical techniques, will explore issues related to social dynamics, evolution and movement of knowledge and objects.
|Maguire, Dr Rena||Visiting Scholar||Dr Maguire is working with Prof Murphy to address the gap of knowledge regarding the relationship between human and equid, at the transition of the Bronze Age to the Iron Age and Iron Age to early medieval period. The research seeks to address these gaps, through a combination of Zooarchaeology, excavation research and material object studies to better understand the travel, trade and animal husbandry aspects of Irish equitation, to detect social email@example.com|
|McKerr, Dr Lynne||Visiting Scholar||
Dr McKerr is working with Professor Murphy on the completion of research based on a project funded by the Royal Irish Academy (Commemoration and identity in post-Plantation communities during the 17th and 18th centuries).
|McLaughlin, Dr Rowan||Visiting Scholar||Dr McLaughlin is working with Prof Malone building on research previously carried out under the ‘FRAGSUS’ ERC FP7 Advanced Grant research project hosted by QUB firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Millar, Dr Gerry||Visiting Scholar||Dr Millar is currently working with Professor Eileen Murphy on a number of research projects relating to 19th century diseases in Ireland.|
|O'Donnell, Dr Shawn||Visiting Scholar||I will collaborate with Dr Ryan Rabett on ongoing research into the deep-time history of past human impacts upon tropical biodiversity in northern Vietnam, the modern legacies and trends of those impacts, and the opportunities they present for future sustainability and conservation. This research forms part of Dr Rabett’s multidisciplinary PALAEOKARST project. As a Visiting Scholar, I will be conducting palaeoecological analyses of an 11-metre-deep sediment core collected in December 2019 from the Tràng An World Heritage Area, a karst limestone massif on the southwestern margin of the Red River Delta.||email@example.com|
|Porter, Dr Catherine||Visting Scholar|
|O'Donnell, Dr S||Visiting Scholar||Dr S. Jonathon O’Donnell is collaborating with Dr Tristan Sturm on a joint research project tentatively titled “Beyond Apocalypse: Evangelical Christian Zionism in Proto-Fascist Times,” exploring the centrality of Christian Zionism to contemporary far-right evangelical politics as a lens into the broader intersections of religious nationalism, apocalypticism, and conspiracist politics in the twenty-first century. Bringing together Religious Studies and Human Geography, the project stages a critical intervention into the contemporary politics of the transnational Christian right, building on their prior expertise in the fields of contemporary demonology, Christian nationalism, and the critical study of firstname.lastname@example.org|
|O'Mahony, Dr Michael||Visiting Scholar||Dr Michael O’Mahony will be working with Dr Colm Donnelly on a project examining the relationship between the Late-Medieval Irish tower-house and its ancillary buildings. The geographic focus will be on the extensive evidence from the largely Gaelic-Irish territory of Donegal and the Gaelic/Anglo-Irish frontier of Limerick. This project will attempt to reconstruct the original environs of the tower-house complex using archaeological data and contemporary email@example.com|
|O'Neill, Dr John||Visiting Scholar|
|Simms, Dr Mike||Visiting Scholar||
Dr Mike Simms is working with Dr Ruffell on evidence for climate change in the Late Triassic as part of their ongoing investigation of the Carnian Pluvial Episode, and with Prof Reimer on the timing and scale of Holocene sea level change on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
|McGeown, Miss Claire||Visiting Student||Miss McGeown is working with Dr Hester. Research is being undertaken on the novel structural health monitoring techniques, including numerical simulations, lab experiments and field firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fletcher, Miss Rebecca||Visiting Student||Miss Fletcher is a student at Aberdeen University and is currently co-supervised by Prof Rea (Aberdeen University), Dr Newton (Queen's University), Dr Spagnolo and Dr Healy (Aberdeen University). The project is titled 'Ice Streams: Present to Palaeo'.|
|Everard, Miss Annabel||Visiting Student||Miss Everard is a student at Aberdeen University and is currently co-supervised by Dr Schofield (Aberdeen University), Dr Plunkett (Queen's University), Dr Mighall (Aberdeen University), Dr McMullen (Botanæco consultancy) and Dr Timpany (University of Highlands and Islands). This project aims to investigate the palaeoecological history of ancient deciduous woodlands in Scotland and Ireland, with particular emphasis on sub-canopy layers.|
|Graham, Miss Elinor||Visiting Student||
Researching coastal archaeology and the impacts of climate change, using remote sensing techniques to investigate and track coastal change and develop mitigation strategies to help the sector manage the threatened coastal archaeological resource.
|Barakat, Miss Sarah||Visiting Student||
My PhD research will explore the potential of multi-tissue sulphur and strontium isotope analysis and isoscape modelling to reconstruct past faunal movements. As a part of this I will be building sulphur isotope bioavailability maps (‘isoscapes’) across Scotland and southwest France using various sample materials. Additionally, I will measure movement in a wide variety of Palaeolithic fauna (including cave bear, horses, reindeer, and cattle) across various sites in Europe using both strontium and sulphur isotopes then attempt to recreate their migration patterns using spatial ecology and isoscapes (both ones I will produce and pre-published maps). This project is based at the University of Aberdeen and Queens’s University Belfast, where I will use available mass spectrometers for sulphur analysis. My supervisors are Dr Kate Britton (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Neil Ogle (QUB).
|Allmond, Dr Gillian||Visiting Scholar||
Dr Gillian Allmond is working with Professor Murphy on a project to mark the 175th anniversary of the Great Famine in Ireland. She has completed a background history to 'famine roads' in County Fermanagh and future work will identify and record the surviving stretches of the roads in the modern landscape of County Fermanagh. Gill is also developing a research project on the history and archaeology of children within the asylum system in Northern Ireland in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
|Bell, Dr David||Visiting Scholar||
Dr Bell is working with Prof Murphy and a number of colleagues within the School. This will include work on:
- the significance of decorative motifs common to a range of Bronze Age artefact types inlcuding metal work and ceramics.
- Assist in the development of a UG module on Cognitive Thinking in relation to archaeological research.
|Gentry, Prof Russell||Visiting Scholar||Prof Gentry is currently working with Prof McKinley. Collaboration will be focused on the design and assessment of second-life options for decommissioned wind turbine blades. Prof Gentry will also give lectures on the geometry and composite materials in wind turbine blades. Prof Gentry's expertise in the area of digital design and the use of drone technology will help to further this innovative area of design to be developed at Queen's in collaboration with the Centre for GIS and Geomatics.|
|Hassan, Dr Khaled||Visiting Scholar||
Dr Khaled is working with Dr Nanukuttan, staff in Natural and Built Environment, the Institute for Food Security and the Faculty of EPS at Queen's to help develop particular research interests.
Dr Khaled will assist staff with promoting Masters courses in the following areas:
- Sustainable Construction: energy and water footprint, service life modelling and performance specifications
- Renewable Energy
- Food Security
- Cyber Security
During this time Dr Khaled will also deliver lectures to Level 4 Civil Engineering Students on Infrastructure Management and MSc Construction and Project Management Students on challenges in the Middle East.