Fabio Silva

Dr Fabio Silva

Lecturer in Archaeological Modelling

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • ancient telescope
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • BAFTA Albert in Education partnership
  • Battle of Jutland
  • biological signs of stress
  • biomedical engineering
  • Bletchley Park
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • Booker prize
  • brain injury
  • British Archaeology
  • celestial alignment
  • climate change
  • climate change risk assessment
  • clinical engineering
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • dementia
  • dementia care
  • dementia therapy
  • Design for Security
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • digital business
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • entrepreneurship
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • First World War
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • functional electrical stimulation
  • gaming
  • gender
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • health and social care services
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • historical diving
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • intergovernmental panel on climate change
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine archaeology
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • marine geophysics
  • marine survey
  • maritime archaeology
  • Maritime history
  • mental health
  • morality and video games
  • multibeam echo sounders
  • nautical archaeology
  • naval conflict
  • naval history
  • naval intelligence
  • never let me go
  • NPS
  • Odstock Medical Ltd
  • older gay people
  • older people sexuality
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • overfishing
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participating in care
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • pressure sore prevention
  • protein intake in older adults
  • Pyramids
  • reading on kindle
  • rehabilitation after stroke
  • remains of the day
  • reminiscence therapy
  • resorts
  • robot carers
  • rural communities sexuality
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • Scapa Flow
  • scuba diving
  • seaside
  • Second world war
  • shipwrecks
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stop and search
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology and dementia
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • U-boat wars WW1 & WW2
  • urban spaces
  • User Experience and Security
  • Vlochos
  • World War 1
  • World War 2

Fabio’s core research interest is how societies have perceived and conceived their environment and used that knowledge to time and adjust social, productive and magico-religious behaviours. This involves the modelling and analysis of prehistoric dispersals, especially those that happened across large spatial and temporal scales.

The second strand of Fabio’s research focuses on more regional scales and explores the celestial alignments encoded in prehistoric architecture and how they can help us peek at how past societies conceived the world and made sense of their place in it.

His research has featured in an episode of the BBC Four/PBS documentary series Revolutions: The Ideas That Changed the World. He has also collaborated in the development of, and featured as an expert in, a National Geographic documentary Chasing the Equinox.

Past research around the celestial alignment of ancient monuments has also attracted considerable attention by the media, both in the UK – including New ScientistThe GuardianThe Telegraph – as well as globally, such as CBSTimes of MaltaSmithsonian Magazine.

You can find Fabio on Twitter: @FSilva_skyscape