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Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Our people

Learn about our academic experts, from their research interests to their contact details.

For admissions enquiries and programme coordinator please contact Dr Helen Farr r.h.farr@soton.ac.uk

Miss Abigail Darville

Research interests

  • Community Archaeology and Heritage Management 
  • Underwater and Maritime Cultural Heritage Manamgent in The Bahamas  
  • Capacity Development 
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Dr Crystal El Safadi

Associate Professor Maritime Archaeology

Research interests

  • Ancient Mediterranean Seafaring
  • Maritime Cultural Heritage
  • Geospatial Data and Mapping

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Felix Pedrotti

SMMI-CMMI Marine and Maritime SRA

Research interests

  • Development of new techniques in recording underwater environments
  • Combining terrestrial and underwater datasets
  • Visualisation of digital datasets
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Professor Fraser Sturt

Deputy Director SMMI

Research interests

  • Maritme Archaeology
  • Geomatics
  • Evaluation methods

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Georgia Andreou

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Eastern Mediterranean
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Dr Helen Farr

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Seafaring
  • Submerged Palaeo Landscapes
  • Maritime Heritage

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Jack Pink

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • I am a Maritime Archaeologist primarily focused in the study of ships and shipwrecks.
  • My research interests concern ways we can better understand the shipwreck sites we are dealing with. I focus on developing theoretical concepts and methodological tools that allow us to better understand people in the past. These include the role of non-human and natural objects and forces in archaeological assemblages, discussions of the Anthropocene, and the integration of different resources into archaeological methods.
  • I am also interested in the application of archaeological process. I am curious about approaches to data collection and excavation and enjoy learning new processes and techniques—or variations on skills and systems I already use. I am interested in the interoperability of data and exploring the integration of static digital archives with archaeological datasets and other data sources, and the interoperability of records and collections. This has developed into my current focus of implementing AI and ML-based systems to facilitate the study of maritime heritage data.
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Professor Jonathan Adams BA DPhil MIfA FSA FRSA

Professor of Archaeology
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Miss Julianne Pyron

Research interests

  • Roman Adriatic
  • Coastal and Landscape Archaeology
  • Social Life and Connectivity in the Mediterranean
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Professor Justin Dix

Professor in Marine Geology & Geophysics

Accepting applications from PhD students

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