Research students

The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies has an active postgraduate community, carrying out research on a wide range of topics.

Archaeology current Research Students



Antler Finkelstein, Chen

Meaningful Places: Intertwined Identity and Environment in Archaic Rome







Bockute, Aurime

Arran and the Anthropocene: the value of a deep time perspective on landscape for new envrionmental futures

Burns, Paul

The Neolithic Arran

Carlton, Elizabeth

'When the Battle's Lost & Won': Comparing how conflict is presented in military and non-military museums in the UK



Collotto, Lucia

The long trail of incense: the ancient and contemporary culture of aromatics in Saudi Arabia

Craig, Orla

The Archaeological, Landscape and Historical Context of the Galloway Hoard

Farrell (nee Blankenship), Alexandra

Using visuality and decoration of insular art in the Viking Age, ca. 800 – 1100 AD



Juckette, Cole

Exploring Gabii’s Urban Planning and Settlement Through “Cyber” Archaeology and Virtual Reality

Killoran, Lucy

Automation in the practice of archaeological survey

Loges, Luise

Cultural commodities during politics crises

Loudon, Nysa

The Ecology, Materials, and Aesthetics of Unusual Fibres

Magyaricsová, Bernadeta

Going once…, going twice…: Object itineraries at auctions

McCoy, Holley

The archaeology, history and heritage of Scotland's seaweed industry

McCreadie, Scott

Christianising Empty Lands

McLean, Hannah 

Memory and materiality in British-colonial detention camps in Kenya

Miller, Stephen

Out of the Darkness: Scotland's first enlightenment

Nabati Mazloumi, Yasaman

Local voices and the authorised heritage discourse

Neill, Rebecca

How did the Gupta Dynasty expand and control their empire through diplomatic strategy?

Ottonello, Luca

How could interactive storytelling be implemented in VR to allow freedom of choice and emotion driven experience in archaeology? A programmed VR case study based on the town of Palmyra.

Parker-Banks, Alexandra

Understanding memory theatres in a digital world: investigating narratives and ideologies through the digitisation of the Auld Alliance

Prew, George

The Archaeology of fashion in the Central Italic Iron Age

Robertson, Elizabeth

(Re)Creating sound and place at Glencoe: Performing Immersive Audio in Landscapes

Scott, Robert

Pot psychology: a reassessment of time in archaeological practice, analysis and display

Stewart, Edward

Repopulating the Braes

Turley, Ailbhe

Pot psychology

Wallace, Jennifer

An interdisciplinary study of the Dupplin Cross

Wink, Sarah

Tracking social change through the changing use of and movement through city-space in Cyprus


Celtic & Gaelic current Research Students


  • Joan Marie Gallagher, Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn as a ‘native' tale: exploring Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn in its literary, social and manuscript context
  • Brittnee Leysen, Introduced Pakeha place-names in New Zealand's Otago region
  • Robbie MacLeod, Gendered loves in early Gaelic literature
  • Viktoria Marker, Litreachas Gaidhlig a Sealann Nuadh (MPhil by Research)
  • Kathleen Reddy, Dia leam / God with me: vernacular religious practice in Catholic Gaelic communities
  • Gemma Smith, 'Place-names of Assynt'
  • Eleanor Thomson: The Grand Old Man’ of Gaelic letters. Calum MacPhàrlain and the Celtic Revival in Scotland, c. 1891-1930’ 

Scottish History current Research Students

  • Thomas Archambaud, The Case of the Macphersons: Highland clanship, imperial patronage and continental networks in 18th-century Britain
  • Harry Brennan, Transatlantic Masculinity and Identities in the early modern Atlantic, c.1650-1750
  • Craig Conner, Scottish Military Culture and Highland and Lowland Elites: A Comparative Study, 1493-1625
  • Jonathan Cooper, Scottish regiments in Singapore 1942-1945
  • Craig Croft-Johnston, Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland
  • Beth Cowen, James VI of Scotland: a British King-in-Waiting
  • Juliette Desportes, Geographies of Scottish Improvement
  • Laura Doak, Scotch Politics and Wild Whigs
  • James Dougan, Gender and Mental Health in the West of Scotland c.1970-c.1990
  • Mairi Hamilton Intimacy, Corrupted: Domestic Abuse against Women in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
  • Julie Holder, Collecting the Nation: Scottish history, patriotism and antiquarianism after Scott (1832-1891)
  • Laura Leslie, John Erskine: First Earl of Mar and Regent of Scotland (d. 1572)
  • Euan Loarridge, An analysis of community and the impact of culture in Glasgow's WWI combat infantry batallions 1914-20
  • Katherine MacKinnon, Oral histories of refugee lives in Scotland 1974 - present
  • Katherine McCrossan, The Cooperative movement in Scotland after 1945
  • Murray McLean,Identity, “Tradition", and Modernity in Scottish Weddings since 1945
  • Nelson Mundell, Attitudes towards black and white slaves in Scotland
  • Rachel Porteous, The Continuity of Play during the Late Stuart Monarchies in Scotland, 1488-1567
  • Jan Reznik, Influences between 15th century Czech and Scottish thinking
  • Edwin Sheffield, Clan MacKenzie chiefship, 1651-1716
  • Hilary Stevenson, Recording Relationships in Scottish Charters, c.1150-c.1250

Scottish Literature current Research Students

  • Joe Bouch, Janice Galloway: The Nuisance and Disturbance of the Outsider
  • Julie Briand, Deleuzian Acts: Separations and Intimate connections in the Novels of Irvine Welsh
  • Nia Clark, Self, Mirrors, and Others: Poetry, Voices and Plays in the Work of Liz Lochhead
  • Norman Deeley, Scots-Australian identity in the fiction of Catherine Helen Spence, with a focus on gender issues, economic imperatives and civic society
  • Joanne Ferguson, James Hogg and Robert Burns through lens of 'natural genius'
  • Kevin Gallagher, The Scottish Modernist Reception of Robert Burns (MPhil)
  • Moira Hansen, "Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease": Physical and Mental Health in the Life of Robert Burns'
  • Sine Harris, Scottish Embroidery in, and as, Scottish Literature
  • Suping Li, Robert Burns's Shaping of Cultural Identity in His Country Poems
  • Carlos Llaza, The sound of a Rhinoceros: on translating Robert Burns
  • Gina Lyle, Mothers of Self-Invention: Identity Formation of "Motherless" Daughters in Contemporary Scottish Women's Writing (MPhil)
  • Patricia Mason, Assessment of Alexander Craig's 'Pilgrime and Hermite'
  • Laurence Maxwell-Stuart, Scottish Romanticism and the Sublime
  • Megan McManus, Ramsay's Women
  • Graham McPhie, ‘Held in Place’ - An exploration of the landscapes of Neil Gow
  • Kirsty McRoberts, The Eldritch Lyrics
  • Philippa Osmand-Williams, Forms and Genres of Love in the Collected Works, Private Letters and Scrapbooks of Edwin Morgan
  • Fiona Paterson,
  • Emily Pickard, The Underworlds of Feeling: Examining Ballad Influence on Modern and Postmodern Women Writers
  • Hannah Pyle, An Evaluation of James Hogg's use of the Double to Explore the Construction of Identity in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Scotland (MPhil)
  • Rebecca Rae, The Construction of a Gaelic World in the Work of Hugh MacDiarmid
  • Jessica Reid, Restoring the Restoration: Thomas Sydserf’s Life and Works (c.1624-89)
  • Heather Wells, Can the Drama of Late Seventeenth-Century Scotland be considered as Restoration Comedies? (MPhil)