Visiting Scholars and Students
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 email@example.com|
|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||Dr O'Donnell is collaborating 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, he 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.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Porter, Dr Catherine||Visiting 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 email@example.com|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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.
|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 Eileen 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.|
|Kahlert, Dr Thorsten||Visiting Scholar||
Following more than 4 years of research at the SUNDASIA and PALAEOKARST project at Queen’s University, Dr Kahlert is collaborating with project PI Dr Ryan Rabett on a number of follow-on activities:
1. To improve our palaeo-shore model for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. They are currently conducting a dating programme for a number of geomorphological sea level markers, which will allow the addition of a temporal component to a model that currently operates on morphological and spatial variables.
2. To develop a digital exhibit for an exhibition space that is currently in development in Trang An. The exhibit will include a series of interactive maps that summarises the research outcomes of SUNDASIA and PALAEOKARST and presents them to a wider public.
3. To continue research into vegetation classification modelling to remotely search for non-native plant species in Trang An that could help to identify human interaction with the forest.
|Scott, Dr Brian||Visiting Scholar||Dr Brian G. Scott is a specialist in archaeometallurgy and the study of the transition from the Irish Later Bronze Age to the Iron age. He will be working to integrate new evidence on the various processes of change with existing ideas, and to create a new synthesis to cover the enigmatic period c. 700-300BC.||email@example.com|
|Webster, Dr Daniel||Visiting Scholar|
|Harris, Dr Jonathan||Visiting Scholar||The research collaboration with Dr Satish Kumar focuses on the geopolitics of post-colonial international collaboration in Indian civil servant training and education. Our aim in this research is to elucidate political geographies of transnational knowledge production, circulation and governance as they relate to statecraft and state building in the years and decades following independence.|
|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||
This 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 she will be building sulphur isotope bioavailability maps (‘isoscapes’) across Scotland and southwest France using various sample materials. Additionally, she 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. This project is based at the University of Aberdeen and Queens’s University Belfast, facilitating the use of mass spectrometers for sulphur analysis. Her supervisors are Dr Kate Britton (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Neil Ogle (QUB).
|Green, Miss Emilie||Visting Student||
In October of 2020, Emilie began her NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council) funded QUADRAT DTP PhD in Geoscience at the University of Aberdeen. Her research is to be conducted along side the ‘Chronologies and Changing Cultures on the Mongolian Steppe’ project under the supervision of Dr. Joshua Wright (University of Aberdeen) and Prof. Paula Reimer (14CHRONO Centre @ Qub). Her research will focus on compiling existing radiocarbon dates alongside newly dated samples from both northern and southern Mongolia, and aims to explore how nomadic pastoral communities of Mongolia adapted to the dynamic and changing environments of the Eurasian Steppe during the Middle Holocene, and the Bronze and Iron Ages. This project seeks to utilize the availability of high-quality chronological data to compile a model in which the periods of north-central Mongolia can be re-examined alongside attributes associated with these chronological periods such as; subsistence, monuments, and technologies in order to cross-examine these attributes against the changing environmental conditions of the Mongolian Steppe. Emilie will be conducting 14C dating at the 14CHRONO Centre for Climate, the Environment and Chronology at Queen’s University under the guidance of Prof. Reimer.
This research will build upon past research by (a) compiling existing radiocarbon dates, (b) collecting new radiocarbon dates from animal and human bone, (c) conducting Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope analysis of both animal and human remains to examine changes in subsistence, herding and grazing (d) to explore the application of stable isotope analysis of elements such as C/N and oxygen as a proxy for environmental and landscape change to explore periods of climatic change, and (e) to construct a synthesis of new and existing data into a high-resolution chronological model focused within the Egiin Gol area, in which cultural changes can be examined against environmental data to explore responses to dynamic environments and identify the ‘moments’ of change.
|Le Mouel, Mr Pierre||Visiting Student||
My PhD focuses on how the EU defines and sets its external borders in post-conflict areas (Ireland and Cyprus). I came to QUB to conduct fieldwork in Belfast to study the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, and more specifically the NI Protocol, in relation to the creation of a new external border of the European Union in the Irish Sea. Through observations and interviews, I will study the implementation or lack of border checks into Northern Ireland and other mechanisms such as phytosanitary controls, while comparing such mechanisms to the european framework in Cyprus over the Green Line.