- bioarchaeology and palaeopathology
- disAbility, impairment, injury and disease
- race, migration and mobility
- identity and human diversity
- ancient Egypt
External roles and responsibilities
Sonia joined the department from Durham, where she was briefly an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow. Her work there focused upon human dispersals through Egypt and across the Sahara Desert.
Until recently, she was the Director of Admissions for Archaeology and all our combined honours courses. Before that, Sonia was the academic lead and director for Lifelong and Leisure Learning across the University of Southampton. As a result, she is extremely keen to develop outreach and the use of archaeology for widening participation and other educational purposes.
She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In the past, she has served as the Vice-President of the Paleopathology Association (PPA), and on the organising board of the Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) and the British Association for Biological Anthropology & Osteoarchaeology (BABAO). She is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna (Austria).