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.
Post Doctoral Researcher - Europe's Lost Frontiers
achel is a geoscientist with 10-years’ seismic interpretation experience including a PhD from the University of Manchester (2015). Rachel’s doctoral research focused on the earliest Quaternary southern North Sea, using seismic geomorphology to understanding sea level and environmental change. It was during the PhD that Rachel developed a passion for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction using geophysical and borehole data.
Rachel has also recently spent time working in the charity sector, working on engaging business and local government in climate change education.
As part of the Lost Frontiers Project, Rachel will be interpreting a range of geophysical data from the Irish Sea and North Sea aiding the reconstruction of Holocene landscapes and their subsequent marine inundation. Rachel has always had a keen interest in archaeology and recognises the importance of understanding submerged landscapes and communicating the story of their human inhabitants in a time when coastal areas of the UK are at risk of sea level rise due to climate change.