History, Politics & Social Studies

Dr Miles Russell

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Areas of expertise

Miles has worked on archaeological projects across the UK, as well as in Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is co-director of BU’s Archaeological Field School and also the Durotriges Project and REGNVM, both investigating the transition from the Iron Age to Roman period in Southern Britain. He an expert in all things Roman and Iron… Read more »

Dr Sally Reynolds

Principal Academic in Paleoecology

Areas of expertise

Sally is a hominin and mammalian palaeontologist who works on African Plio-Pleistocene fauna of the period from three million years to around 10,000 years ago. She has undertaken research in palaeontology around the world and has a particular interest in how landscapes, guild structure and the individual biology of species interact to create patterns of… Read more »

Professor Sine McDougall

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise

Sine’s research focuses on how we understand, learn, and use icons and signs used on computer interfaces, traffic and public information signs. Her recent research explores the cognitive processing underpinning the visual appeal of interfaces, with the aim of explaining how consumer appeal develops over time and how this influences decision-making. Other projects are examining… Read more »

Ian Hanson

Visiting Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Forensic Science for Archaeology and Anthropology at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

Areas of expertise

Ian has supervised and directed numerous forensic excavations across the Middle East and the Balkans. In addition he has undertaken human rights and forensic investigations for the international agencies in the Balkans, Iraq, Cyprus and Africa. Over the past decade he has designed, directed and managed training courses for forensic science scene investigation. He also… Read more »

Professor Timothy Darvill OBE

Professor of Archaeology

Areas of expertise

As a European prehistorian, Tim is best known for his publications on prehistoric Britain, archaeological excavations in Britain, and studies of the way that archaeological sites are managed. He is one of the leading authorities on Stonehenge and led an excavation inside the circles. He is currently focusing his attention on the origins and meaning… Read more »

Dr Terri Cole

Principal Academic in Forensic Psychology

Areas of expertise

Terri has conducted research predominantly into offering criminal and offender profiling. She is particularly interested in how psychologists can pragmatically work with police officers to assist investigations. She has recently co-authored a book entitled Forensic psychology – theory, research, policy and practice.

Paul Cheetham

Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Areas of expertise

Paul is the Programme Leader for BU’s MSc Forensic Archaeology, as well as co-director of BU’s Durotriges excavation project, researching the transition of Iron Age to Roman Britain. He has performed archaeological geophysical survey excavation on many important World Heritage-listed archaeological sites, including Stonehenge and Pompeii. He has assisted the UK police in over 40… Read more »