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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.A. in (Greek) Archaeology and (Western) History of Art, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Greece. “Excellent” [=First] 8.95 (out of 10.00) (1997).
  • M.A. in Mediterranean Archaeology (With Commendation), Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol, UK. (1998).
  • PhD. in Aegean Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol, UK. (2002).
  • City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate 7407 – Stage 1, City of Bristol College, UK. (2004).
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE, UK. (2021).

  • Archaeological research grants: Mediterranean Archaeological Trust Grant for museum work on the ‘Galatas Minoan Palace and City Publication’ project; Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Oxford, UK. (2011); INSTAP Grant for the project entitled ‘Miniature Vessels in Minoan Crete’; Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), USA (2009); Research Scholarship for PhD research, University of Bristol, UK. (1998-2001).
  • Conference sponsorships: “Cycladic and Cycladicizing figurines from Crete Symposium” (Athens, 2-3 October 2015), Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art and National Geographic (2015); Conference fee sponsorship, Durham University for the 31st Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), Durham University, Durham, UK. (2009); Conference sponsorship at “Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean” (Cairo, 26-29 October2008), Netherlands-Flemish Archaeological Institute in Cairo, Egypt (2008).
  • Visiting fellowship: Margo Tytus Long-Term Visiting Research Fellowship (Jan.-Mar.), Classics Department, University of Cincinnati, USA. (2009); International Fellowship: International Research Fellow, ‘Thronfolger/Replikenwissen’ Project, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2016-2017).
  • Excellence awards: BA Excellence Award, National Institute of Scholarships (IKY), Greece (1997); “Dretakis Award” for BA result, “Kritiki Estia” Institute of Athens, Greece (1997); “Polydoros Vardoulakis Award”, “Kritiki Estia” Institute ofAthens, Greece (1997); Annual “Louis Robert Award”, for best undergraduate /postgraduate project in the Branch of Ancient History (Academic Year Α, 1993-1994), Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Rethymno, Crete, Greece (1994); Above and Beyond, University of Exeter, UK (2019).
  • Modern Greek: Native speaker, qualified to teach with BA, deep knowledge of multiple registers.
  • English: Fluent, “Cambridge First Certificate in English” (FCE, 1991), “Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English” (CPE, 1993), published author in international journals.
  • German: Intermediate, “Grundstufe für Deutsch als Fremdsprache” (1996).
  • Ancient Greek, Latin: Qualified to teach with BA.
  • Italian, French: Working knowledge.
  • Artefact databases: ARTIFACT© (co-created), MINOAN BODY (co-created), MIDAS (co-created), FileMaker.
  • Bibliographic databases: Forensic Archaeology Bibliographic Database (compiled), International Education Research Database (co-created), The Directory of International Education Practitioners and Researchers (co-created), EndNote.
  • Online conferencing: Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams.
  • Word Processing: Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Adobe Page Maker, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer, English and Greek typing.
  • Image and Video Processing: Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Stitcher, Easypano software, Microsoft Moviemaker, MatchMover.
  • Spatial Analysis: ArcGIS
  • Web Utilisation and Publishing: Google Suite, Internet Explorer, Navigator, Mozilla Firefox, Skype, Zoom, Sitescape, Microsoft FrontPage, PVCS, Dreamweaver.
  • Information Management, Research Management and Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs): Moodle, OxCort, SAMIS, SDS, Xerte, H5P, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel; PURE, Research Fish, Impact Tracker.
  • Presentation: Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Questionnaire Design: SNAP, Questionmark Perception, Google Forms.
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF): extensive participation in workshops while at Bath Spa University (2020-2021).
  • Research and Funding Skills, Fieldwork: “Narratives and Storytelling in Qualitative Research”, the SRA & the University of Bath (2022); “Rapid Review Training”, University of Sheffield & University of Bath (2022); “Research Integrity: Concise (core course)”, OUP, Epigeum & Bath Spa University (2020); “Public engagement for researchers – a researcher’s perspective”, University of Bath, UK (2013); “Managing People in a research environment”, University of Bath, UK (2013); “Effective Communication for International Researchers”, University of Bath, UK (2011); “Project Management: An Introduction”, University of Bath, UK (2010); Professional Development seminar series, Right Management & the International Baccalaureate, UK (2009); “Strategies for Research Success”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “Writing Grant Proposals”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “The ‘Art’ of Proposal Writing”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “Leading Research Teams”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “Managing Research Relationships”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “Project Management for Researchers”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “Project management training”, International Baccalaureate, UK (2007); “Research Methods in Education” Postgraduate Summer School unit, University of Bath, UK (2005); “Introduction to Research Funding”, University of Bristol, UK (2000); archaeological illustration & excavation process training, University of Crete, Greece (1993-7).
  • Tuition and supervision, Mentoring and pastoral support: “Implementing Reasonable Adjustments for Students”, Bath Spa University (2020); “Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellbeing”, Bath Spa University (2020); “PhD. Supervision: the Process”, University of Bath, UK (2012); Professional Development, University of Oxford, UK (2012, 2007); “Counselling Skills”, University of Bath, UK (2010); Professional Development, University of Reading, UK (2007); Professional Development, University of Cambridge, UK (2007); Professional Development, Bristol City Council Adult Learning Service, UK (2007); “Communication Across Cultures”, University of Bath, UK (2005); Professional Development, City of Bristol College, UK (2005); “Planning, Learning and Teaching 1: individual”, University of Bath, UK (2003); “Web-based learning and teaching”, Bournemouth University, UK (2003).
  • Museum and Heritage sector: German Cultural Foundation (KSB) five (four attended, one co-organised) conferences entitled Fellow Me! Die Mobile Akademie im Programm Fellowship Internationales Museum, in several cities and museums in Germany (2016-2017).
  • Presentations and public speaking, Research Networking, Impact: “Stakeholder and Impact Training”, Quercus Training & University of Bath (2022); “Policy Engagement”, Engaging Communications & University of Bath (2022); ”Story-telling and team-building”, Kilter Theatre & University of Bath (2022); “Communicating Assertively”, University of Bath, UK (2013); “Presentation Skills”, University of Bath, UK (2009); “Successful Presentations”, PTP & the International Baccalaureate, UK (2007); “Assertiveness”, University of Bristol, UK (2000).
  • Knowledge Exchange (KE): extensive participation in workshops at Bath Spa University (2020-2021); extensive participation in workshops and two conferences on knowledge exchange, engagement and the Knowledge Exchange Concordat, run by: the Civic University Network, Guild HE, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), Universities UK (UUK), Praxis Auril, the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE) and Government Events (2020-2021).
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: “Prevent at UCL”, UCL, UK (2024); “Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”, UCL, UK (2024); “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”, Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), UK (2022); “Diversity in the Workplace”, Bath Spa University (2020), University of Bath (2022); “Working with the Prevent Duty”, Bath Spa University (2020); “Unconscious Bias”, Bath Spa University (2020); “Equality and Diversity Introduction”, University of Exeter (2018); “An Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education”, University of Exeter (2018); “Prevent for Employers”, WEA (2017).
  • Recruitment and Management, Legal Matters, Confidentiality and Intellectual Property: “People Management Essentials” UCL, UK (2024); “Disclosing and Managing Conflicts of Interest at UCL”, UCL, UK (2024); “Data Protection and Freedom of Information”, UCL, UK (2024); “Line Manager Foundation Skills”, Bath Spa University (2021); “SDR training”, Bath Spa University (2021); “Recruitment and Selection”, University of Exeter (2018). “Anti-Money Laundering”, University of Bath (2022); “Anti-Fraud Awareness”, Bath Spa University (2020); “The Bribery Act”, Bath Spa University (2020), University of Bath (2022); “Information Security Awareness”, Bath Spa University (2020), University of Bath (2022); “Information Governance”, University of Exeter (2018); “Information Security for Researchers”, University of Exeter (2018); “Intellectual Property”, University of Bath, UK (2008); “Data Protection Training”, Eversheds Solicitors & the International Baccalaureate, UK (2008).
  • IT: “CybSafe Certification in Security Awareness”, UCL, UK (2024); “GDPR UK: Essentials”, MOLA, UK (2023); “Cyber Security Awareness”, MOLA, UK (2022); “Your Digital Pathway”, TechUp Online, Santander Universities, Institute of Coding (2022); “Snap7 Essentials Course”, Mercator & the International Baccalaureate, UK (2005).
  • Health, Safety, Environment: “Change Possible: Sustainable UCL”, UCL, UK (2024); “UCL Basic Fire Safety Training”, UCL, UK (2024); “UCL Safety Induction”, UCL, UK (2024); “Fire Awareness”, MOLA, UK (2023), “Environmental Awareness”, MOLA, UK (2022); “Health and Safety”, MOLA, UK (2022); “Fire Safety Awareness”, University of Bath (2022); “Health and Safety”, Bath Spa University (2020); “Safeguarding Essentials”, Bath Spa University (2020); “Health and Safety Introduction”, University of Exeter (2018).
  • Mentorship and consultation to UGs, PGs and staff at the Universities of Cardiff, Exeter, Bath Spa and Bath, UK (2017-2023).
  • Co-planning, co-organisation, co-selection of candidates and co-facilitation of ‘Impact and Knowledge Exchange Fellowship’ (suite of staff training modules over the course of a calendar year), University of Bath, UK (2022-2023). This included extensive collation and curation of a VLE environment, as well as co-procurement of educators and own training delivery.
  • Co-planning, co-organisation, co-selection of candidates, co-facilitation and co-training of ECRs on ‘Impact Detectives’ pogramme, University of Bath, UK (2022-2023).
  • Co-facilitation of ‘Evidence Synthesis’, ‘Impact Integrators’, ‘Realist training’, ‘Theory of Change’ training, University of Bath, UK (2022-2023).
  • Redevelopment of Moodle staff modules ‘Knowledge Exchange Hub’ and ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’, University of Bath, UK (2022-2023).
  • Consulation provided on Impact Acceleration Account selections, University of Bath, UK (2022-2023).

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT & PRO BONO WORK

  • Research: Research Fellow, ‘Transforming data re-use in archaeology (TETRARCHs)’ project, Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL) (2024-2025) [as Research Associate at Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), 2022-2024]; International Research Fellow, ‘Thronfolger/Replikenwissen’ Project, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Tieranatomisches Theater, Permanent Fellow, Cluster of Excellence ‘Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory’, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2016-2017); Margo Tytus Visiting Research Fellow (Archaeology), University of Cincinnati, Classics Department, USA (2009); Research Assistant Grade A (Archaeology), Bournemouth University, School of Conservation Sciences, UK (2002-3).
  • Curriculum development and delivery: Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, Greek History and Culture, Education and Scholarship, Department of Classics and Ancient History, College of Humanities, University of Exeter (2018-2019); Senior Teaching Fellow (Archaeology), Department of Classics, Bristol University, UK (2018); Lecturer in Greek History and Archaeology, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (2017-2018); Tutor (Archaeology), University of Oxford, Institute of Archaeology and Keble College, UK (2013); Associate / Assistant Lecturer (Archaeology), University of Kent, Classical and Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, U.K. (2010 – 2015); Tutor (Archaeology), University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education, UK (2007 to date); Panel Tutor (Archaeology), University of Cambridge, The Institute of Continuing Education, UK (2006 to date); Sessional Lecturer (Archaeology), University of Reading, School of Continuing Education, UK (2007-10); Recognised Teacher in Lifelong Learning (Archaeology), University of Bristol, Part-time and Short Courses, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, UK (2006-10).
  • Supervision: UG Independent Study, Dissertation etc., University of Kent, Cardiff University (2010 to date). PhD. supervision, Associate / Assistant Lecturer (Archaeology), University of Kent, Classical and Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, UK (2011 – 2015).
  • External Examining: PhD external examining, Department of Archaeology, University of Durham, UK (2015-16).
  • Curriculum development and delivery: Teaching Fellow (Modern Greek), University of Bath, Foreign Languages Centre, Department of European Studiesand Modern Languages, UK. (2005-6, 2009-2016); Tutor (Ancient and Modern Greek), Languages United and privately, Bath, UK. (2010 to date); Assistant Lecturer II (Modern Greek), City of Bristol College, Department of Skills for Life and Languages, UK. (2003-5).
  • Research: Research Fellow (Education), University of Bath, International Baccalaureate Research Team, Department of Education, UK (2003-9).
  • External Examining: External Examiner (Modern Greek), University of Nottingham, Foreign Languages Centre, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, UK (2012-16).
  • Other: Translator (Modern Greek), World Archaeological Congress (2007-9), pro bono.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College Member (2022-2025), pro bono.
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College Member (2024-2027), pro bono.
  • Research Information and Impact Coordinator, University of Bath, Bath, UK (2022-date).
  • Knowledge Exchange Manager, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK (2021-2022).
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF) Manager, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK (2020-2021, 18 months).
  • Co-I on the Networks for Transformational Change Knowledge Exchange Facilitators programme for CHANSE, with PI Dr. Sara Perry at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL, 2024-2026) [and at Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), 2023-2024], with assistance from Ayesha Purcell and Dr. Blen Taye.

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