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Dr Sean Doherty

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sean specialises in exploring deep-time human-animal-environment interactions through the synthesis of zooarchaeological, biomolecular (isotope analysis, proteomics and genetics), historical and anthropological research. His research focusses on using archaeology to help tackle modern environmental and societal challenges, including animal feeding, wildlife managment and marine plastic pollution.

He holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of York where his research focussed on 'The proteomic and isotopic analysis of parchment and their application to post-medieval sheep husbandry in Britain'. Currently, Sean is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Wellcome Trust funded From 'Feed the Birds' to 'Do Not Feed the Animals'