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Dr Catriona McKenzie

Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology


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I specialise in human osteology, palaeopathology and funerary archaeology. My research to date has focused largely upon the analysis of different skeletal collections from medieval and post-medieval Ireland. I am currently developing a new research strand which will focus on identifying age-related diseases in past populations.


Catriona obtained a BA (First Class Honours) from University College Cork, in History and Archaeology. Following the completion of her degree, she worked in professional archaeology for two years, as a field archaeologist, and later as an archaeological supervisor. She then trained in the analysis of human skeletal remains at the University of Sheffield where she was awarded an MSc (Distinction) in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology. Catriona completed her doctoral research at Queen’s University Belfast under the supervision of Dr Eileen Murphy. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and previously lectured at the University of Sheffield and at Queen’s University Belfast, before joining the University of Exeter in 2015.