I am currently a D.Phil. candidate and Shuffrey Junior Research Fellow in Architectural History at Lincoln College, Oxford. My work focuses on the archaeology of Roman Italy, and on Pompeii and the Vesuvian sites in particular, where I have spent the past ten years working with various excavation and post-excavation projects. Other fieldwork has included excavations in both Romania and the United States.
My doctoral thesis examines the role of doors, windows, and other closure systems in the architecture of Roman houses and public buildings. My upcoming post-doctoral work will look at seasonal design in Roman domestic architecture, seeking to understand the principles by which ancient houses were constructed and adapted to suit varying climatic conditions.