Eileen Murphy

      Dr Eileen Murphy

      Senior Lecturer

      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3979

      For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
      or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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      GAP1013 Introduction to World Archaeology (Module Coordinator)
      GAP3053 Society, Death and Disease (Module Co-ordinator)


      GAP4507 Independent Project (Module Co-ordinator)


      Current Administrative Roles:

      • Joint Head of Archaeology and Palaeoecology
      • Assistant Leader of the Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club


      Research Interests

      Current Research:

      Past Cultural Change (PCC)

      Key words - Biocultural studies of Irish and Russian archaeological populations; deviant and minority burial practices; children’s burial grounds; archaeology of emotion

      Ballyhanna Research Project
      Further information about this project can be found in volumes 1 and 4 of Seanda, the National Road Authority’s archaeology magazine.

      INSTAR: The People of Prehistoric Ireland

      The Cross and the Shamrock: Symbolism and Cultural Identity among the Irish Immigrants of Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

      Leprosy in Medieval Ireland

      Health and Disease in Prehistoric Russia

      Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership - survey of Killevy graveyard


      PhD Students:

      Jeanna Loyer - Bioarchaeology, Archaeothanatology and Social Dimensions of Bronze Age and Iron Age Eurasian Steppe Populations

      Cormac McSparron - The Early Bronze Age Single Burial Tradition in Ireland

      Roisin O'Reilly - Musculoskeletal stress markers associated with the activities of past Irish populations

      Deirdre Drain - A Comparative Osteoarchaeological Analysis of Health Status in the Urban vs. Rural Populations of Late Medieval Ireland


      Completed PhD Students (first supervisor):

      Svetlana Svyatko (2009) - Palaeodietary analysis of prehistoric populations from the Minusinsk Khakass Basin, South Siberia

      Lynne McKerr (2010) - The archaeology of children and childhood in Early Modern Ireland

      Catriona McKenzie (2010) - Biocultural analysis of Ballyhanna Medieval human remains

      Rebecca Crozier (2012) - Taphonomic study of Neolithic human remains from Orkney

      Jonny Geber (2012) - Biocultural and palaeopathological analysis of Great Famine burials from the Kilkenny Workhouse


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