In 2018, I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Archaeology) at the University of Sydney. My thesis, “The Fashion of Function: Considering the Practical Use of Ornaments from the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic Europe”, received First Class Honours. In July 2021, I received a Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science (with Commendation) from the Australian National University (ANU, Canberra). I specialised in zooarchaeology and stable isotope analysis. This provided a foundation for my doctoral research.
During my undergraduate degree I worked part-time in archaeology consulting. Prior to commencing my masters I worked full-time as an archaeologist for the Archaeological Management and Consulting Group (AMAC) in Sydney. During my masters, I worked for GML Heritage, and as a Research Assistant to Dr. Duncan Wright at the ANU.
I commenced my PhD at the University of Cambridge in October 2021, co-supervised by Professor Matthew Collins, Dr. Tamsin O’Connell, and Dr. Frido Welker (University of Copenhagen). I am funded by the Cambridge Australia Newnham Scholarship.