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Professor Martin Pitts


I grew up in the former textiles heartland of Bradford, West Yorkshire, and studied Archaeology at the University of York for my BA (1998-2001), MA (2001-2002) and PhD (2002-2005).

In 2006 I worked briefly as a post-doc with Danny Dorling and Charles Pattie on the Leverhulme funded 'Changing Families, Changing Food' project (Geography, University of Sheffield), which allowed me to further develop my interest in statistical approaches to consumption, inequality and globalisation.

Later in 2006 I took up an RCUK Academic Fellowship in Visual and Material Culture in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. I became Senior Lecturer in 2011, and Associate Professor in 2017.

I love working in Exeter, and I have found Devon to be truly one of the best counties to live in the UK (outside of Yorkshire, of course), with Dartmoor on the doorstep as well as lots of beautiful coastline nearby.