Welcome to my professional website. This website is a tool for online communication, offering current information regarding my ongoing projects and responsibilities.

Therefore, it covers most aspects of my professional life, including details of my academic achievements, skills, research history, work and teaching. This and further information is available from the links at the top of each webpage. I update them often.

This website is also available in Greek (at the moment only the homepage is translated).


You may also be interested in my YouTube channel , my website in Academia and my ORCID profile.


If you would like to contact me, please do so by email at: collaborations[at]anna-simandiraki.co.uk

Thank you for your interest and I hope that you will communicate with me regarding the work detailed here. I welcome any feedback and potential collaborations.

Happy browsing!


  • Academic background: BA in Greek Archaeology and History of Art; MA in Mediterranean Archaeology; PhD in Minoan Archaeology; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate; multilingual; highly computer literate; CPD.
  • Academic employment: Greek Archaeology (prehistoric, Classical, Byzantine), Classics, Languages, International Education, Research Management. Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Fellow, Honorary Research Fellow, Teaching Fellow, Visiting Fellow, International Fellow, Assistant/Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, External Examiner, Research Excellence Framework (REF) Manager, Knowledge Exchange (KE) Manager. Universities of Cardiff, Oxford, Cambridge, Kent, Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Bath, Bath Spa, Nottingham, Durham, Cincinnati, Humboldt (Berlin), Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA); Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe (CHANSE).
  • Academic awards and funding: Project/programme funding, conference sponsorships, archaeological research grants, visiting fellowship, international fellowship, excellence awards. Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany; National Geographic, Institute for Aegean Prehistory, USA; Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, National Institute of Scholarships (IKY), Greece; Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, UK; Netherlands-Flemish Archaeological Institute in Cairo, Egypt; Universities of Bristol, Durham, Cincinnati, Exeter; Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe (CHANSE).
  • Teaching range: Aegean Bronze Age, Archaic and Classical Archaeology, ceramics, mythology, reception, Modern Greek, Ancient Greek. Sole-taught and team-taught courses, curriculum development, leadership in teaching. Lecture, seminar, museum- and artefact-based teaching, tutorials, formative and summative assessment, VLEs, UG and PhD supervision, external examining, high evaluation scores.
  • Research range and outputs: material culture studies, archaeologies of the body, replication and experimental archaeology, archaeological databases, archaeological reception and politics, archaeological pedagogies. Specialist fieldwork (26 years), museum work (25 years), projects (24 years) and publications (18 years), public engagement. Internationally peer reviewed publications.
  • Public Engagement: museum and school involvement, public speaking, media, volunteerism.
  • Advisory Roles (current, voluntary): Peer Review College Member - AHRC; Peer Review College Member - ESRC.