I am a Maritime Archaeologist primarily interested in the study of ships and shipwrecks. My research interests primarily concern ways we can better understand the shipwreck sites we are dealing with. Particularly theoretical concepts and methodological tools that allow us to better understand people in the past. These include: the adoption and development of maritime technology, post-medieval seafaring and shipbuilding, the role of non-human and natural objects and forces in archaeological assemblages, discussions of the Anthropocene, and the use of archival resources.
I am also interested in the application of remote sensing systems, and their integration into archaeological methodologies. I am curious about other approaches to data collection and excavation and enjoy learning new processes and techniques—or variations on skills and systems I already use. Through my PhD research I developed a keen interest in the interoperability of data and exploring the integration of static digital archives with archaeological datasets and other data sources. This has developed into my current focus of implementing AI and ML-based systems to facilitate the study of maritime heritage data. In all these questions my focus is on how these techniques and systems can expand our knowledge of people in the past and how they experienced the world.