The School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences uniquely integrates Archaeological Sciences, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Archaeology and Forensic Sciences to further the study of people, their society and their environments in the present and the past. Our approach is profoundly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, bridging the sciences and the humanities.
This vision is promoted through the school's specialist groups including the Biological Anthropology Research Centre, the Stable Isotope Centre and Bradford Visualisation, the university centre where archaeologists and forensic scientists use the latest technologies to capture, image, analyse and disseminate every aspect of archaeological activity. From digital objects to landscapes, geophysics, GIS and the creation of virtual environments, Together the School promotes provides new ways to see and understand our past, present and future and uses leading research to inform teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Eddy has researched and worked in archaeological science since 1995. He has been part of research groups at the University of Sheffield, the Laboratory of Archaeometry at the National Centre for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ in Athens, the University of Nottingham and at the University of Bradford. While his primary focus has been on electron microscopy of inorganic archaeological materials using SEM and EPMA (electron microprobe), he also has gained significant experience of working with optical microscopy and Neutron Activation Analysis. As part of his roles at both ‘Demokritos’ and the University of Nottingham, Eddy has worked on many projects analysing inorganic materials from a range of scientific sectors.