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D.Phil. in Archaeological Science (University of Oxford, U.K.)
Thesis title: Investigating the Chronology of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition in Mediterranean Europe by Improved Radiocarbon Dating of Shell Ornaments
Supervisor: Prof. R.E.M. Hedges


M.Sc. in Archaeological Science (University of Oxford, U.K.)
Dissertation title: Seasonality of Neanderthal Occupation at Vanguard Cave, Gibraltar


B.Sc. in Archaeological Conservation
Technological University of Athens, Greece


Current Positions


Principal Investigator / Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Department of Archaeology, Jena, Germany.
“FINDER” (Fossil Fingerprinting and Identification of new Denisovan remains in Pleistocene Asia) project. European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.


Visiting Academic
RLAHA, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, U.K.


William Golding Junior Research Fellow
Brasenose College, University of Oxford, U.K.


Previous Positions

2011- 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher
“PalaeoChron” (Precision Dating of the Palaeolithic of Eurasia). European Research Council Advanced Grant (PI: Tom Higham), ERC-2012-AdG–324139. RLAHA, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, U.K.

2016      Maternity leave (12-month career break)


Junior Research Fellow & “Fellows’ Fellow”
Linacre College, University of Oxford, U.K.


Postdoctoral Researcher
“AHOB3” (Ancient Human Occupation of Britain 3) project
Leverhulme Trust, RLAHA, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, U.K.

2005      Museum conservator. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid, Spain.
2004      Field archaeological conservator. Kephalonia, Ministry of Culture, Greece


Teaching / supervision

2016-2019    PhD supervisor : Lorena Becerra Valdivia (University of Oxford)

2014-2015    Master co-supervisor : Lorena Becerra Valdivia

2011-2014    Linacre College graduate student advisor (12 students)

2009-2012    Undergraduate tutor, University of Oxford.
Modules taught: Science-based Archaeology, Dating methods.

2008-2009    Part-time tutor for the Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies
Module taught: Palaeolithic Archaeology and Modern Human Origins.


Grants, Awards, Scholarships

  • 2017-2022  European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant “FINDER”. €1,999,200
  • 2014-2015  Evans Fund Award, Cambridge University, U.K. £2,500
  • 2014-2015  Postdoctoral membership, Jesus College, University of Oxford, U.K. (declined)
  • 2013  15th Tübingen Prize on Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology. Award €5,000
  • 2012-2013  British School at Athens, Early Career Fellowship. Residential fellowship.
  • 2012  John Fell Fund, University of Oxford. £7,200
  • 2009  NRCF (NERC-AHRC) grant for 29 radiocarbon dates (with Snape et al.). £10,000
  • 2008-2010  A.G. Leventis Foundation, postgraduate scholarship. £10,000
  • 2008  NRCF (NERC-AHRC) grant for 55 radiocarbon dates (with Hedges). £18,900
  • 2005-2008  Greek Scholarships Foundation (IKY) – Examination-awarded Master & PhD studentship. £40,000
  • 2006-2008    Edward Hall Memorial scholarship. £3,000
  • 2006-2009    Keble College Association Travel grants. £3,000
  • 2005  Leonardo Da Vinci Intra-European Mobility Fellowship, European Union
  • 2003-2004    St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt. 3-month residential fellowship.


Organization of scientific meetings

Wenner-Gren Foundation Major Symposium “Human Colonization of Asia in the Late Pleistocene“, 18-24 March 2016, Sintra, Portugal. Co-Organizer, with Profs M. Petraglia and C. Bae.

15th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA). 6 -10 July 2015. Université Paris Ouest, Paris, France. Session organizer.

XVII Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP). 1-7 September 2014. Burgos, Spain. Session organizer.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 21st International Radiocarbon Conference, 9-13 July 2012. Paris, France. Session organizer.

“Time for the Palaeolithic”, 14-16 April 2011. University of Oxford, U.K. Co-Organizer.


Service to the community

  • Peer reviewer for Nature, Science, PNAS, Antiquity, Journal of Human Evolution, Quaternary International, Geology, Quaternary Science Reviews, Radiocarbon, etc.
  • Assistant editor for PNAS.
  • Media and public outreach (British Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Knowledge is GREAT, BBC World News, British Archaeology, Current Archaeology)