Dr Emma Nicholson


I studied Ancient History at Royal Holloway, University of London (BA 2008), and continued at Royal Holloway for my MA (2009) via the London intercollegiate programme. After an interrim in industry and teaching in China, I started my PhD at Newcastle University in 2012, fully funded by a AHRC Doctoral Fellowship and specialising in Polybios and Philip V of Macedon. In the spring of 2015, I also received funding for a research trip to Germany from the AHRC and the DAAD, and visited Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Freiburg University, as well as the University of Bologna. After completing my PhD in 2015, I taught at Newcastle (2015-2016) and Edinburgh (2016-2017), before coming to the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History in September 2017.

In my early years, my family and I lived in Taiwan. We returned to the UK in 2000 and settled near Reading.