About this Fellow
I was born in India of mixed British and Russian parentage, and mostly brought up in England. I took degrees at Cambridge and then Oxford, and held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford, before moving to Bristol University in 1981. I have remained there ever since. I started my career as a historian of early modern Britain, and remain one, but have branched out to acquire interests in the history of paganism, witchcraft and magic and of attitudes to them. I am presently at work on a study of the witch figure.
- Professor of History, University of Bristol
Biomolecular archaeology; interdisciplinary approaches for the recovery and interpretation of molecular signals from ancient materials, with a specific focus on proteins and their breakdown products
The prehistory of Britain and western Europe from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. The archaeology of death and burial. The archaeology of Madagascar. Stonehenge and its landscape