I conducted my BA in Archaeology and Classical Studies at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter in 2011, graduating in 2014. My A Level in Classical Civilisation ignited my interest in Greek Temples, with a determination to conduct my thesis on this topic. After organising my own study tour around Greece in June 2013 I became interested in the placement of Greek temples and Landscape Archaeology as a concept which led me to the field I now focus on, with my dissertation on the placement of the Temple of Apollo at Bassae, near Phigaleia, Arkadia.
I started my postgraduate studies as a Research Master’s in Amsterdam, with VU Amsterdam and modules at UvA, where my research focused on the placement of Artemis sanctuaries in Arkadia. I later decided that there were more resources available for research and learning at University of Birmingham, due to its strong foundation in both Landscape Archaeology and Greek Archaeology. I completed my MA in Classical Archaeology at University of Birmingham where my research focussed turned from the cult of Artemis to the cult Zeus. My MA thesis: The Birthplace of Zeus: A theoretical and GIS study of the evolution and sacred landscape of the sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios’, examined Sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios on Mount Lykaion, Arkadia, which is near to the Temple of Apollo at Bassae, and focused on the application of GIS to identify the importance of the site in the region and beyond: ‘
After a year as a supply teacher in Secondary Schools, I decided to return to research. As my research focuses on Landscape and Greek Archaeology, the University of Birmingham was an obvious choice as a good environment to continue my studies.