Student Representative 2020

Vanessa Reid graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2016 with a First Class Honours in MA Archaeology and completed an MSc with Distinction in ‘Archaeology of the North’ at the same university. She is currently undertaking doctoral research through a collaborative IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership between Durham University and the University of Stirling, as well as a six-month placement with Historic Environment Scotland. Her research, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), uses geoarchaeological techniques to examine and characterise the preservation environments found in early medieval structures across the north-east of Scotland. This aims to answer outstanding questions about poor preservation conditions and offer insight into early medieval daily life and activities. Her research interests include early medieval settlement and society, social use of space, heritage management and the increasing impact of climate change on the archaeological record.