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Dr. Kori Lea Filípek

PhD, FHEA, MSc, MA, BA, AA


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Member of the Department of Archaeology  

Biography

Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - Human Bioarchaeology, Department of Archaeology, Durham University. 2021 
  • PGCLTHE and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Durham University. 2020
  • PGCAP and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Durham University. 2018
  • M.Sc.- Palaeopathology, Department of Archaeology, Durham University. 2013 (Distinction)
  • M.A. - Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, California State University-Long Beach. 2012 (Highest Honours)
  • B.A. - Double Major in Anthropology and Classics, California State University-Long Beach. 2010 (Magna Cum Laude)
Research Interests

I am a palaeopathologist with a keen interest in exploring the biological and social impacts of disease over time through a biocultural lens using cross-disciplinary methods. 

My PhD research employed a novel approach to examine the individual life histories of young peoples suffering from leprosy in Medieval England. I examined chromosomal sex (amelogenin peptide analysis), residential origins (strontium and oxygen isotopes) from dental enamel, and whole-life dietary profiles (carbon and nitrogen isotopes) from incremental dentinal collagen, and integrated this data with skeletal, medicohistorical, and clinical frameworks to examine the physiological and nutritional stresses that compromise immunity and disrupt metabolism throughout the life course, the mobility histories of young people with leprosy, and their subsequent care and treatment up to the point of death. The findings from this research helped to better explore a fuller picture of the impacts of leprosy on past populations, and consequentially, present-day society at large. This line of research is important in understanding and addressing present-day immunological susceptibility, social inequalities, and treatment of peoples suffering from leprosy.

My other research interests lie in areas of social identity and disease, the social determinants of health, the bioarchaeology of care and treatment, the effects of environmental and occupational pollution on health, the bioarchaeology of institutionalization and mental health, and the developmental origins of health and disease using a life course approach. 

I am currently the Project Coordinator for the 'Rewriting World Archaeology: Dialogues on the Global South' Programme (British Academy Funded)

Publications
  • Filipek, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Evans, J. (2021). Illness and Inclusion: Mobility Histories of Adolescents with Leprosy from Anglo-Scandinavian Norwich (Eastern England). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

  • Moore, J., Filipek, K.L., Kalenderian, V., Gowland, R., Hamilton, E., Evans, J., Montgomery, J. (2021). Death Metal: Evidence for the impact of lead poisoning on childhood health within the Roman Empire. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.
  • Filipek, K.L. (2021). Carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of individuals from Hyde Abbey. In Excavations at Hyde Abbey, Winchester (1972-1999). Ottaway, P. (ed.) Winchester: Hampshire Cultural Trust. pp. 296-300.
  • Filipek, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Gowland, R., Tucker, K. (2021). Alloparenting Adolescents: Evaluating the Biological and Social Impacts of Leprosy on Young People in Saxo-Norman England (9th - 12th centuries AD) through Cross-Disciplinary Models of Care. In The Family in Past Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Familial Relationships Through Time. Kendall, E. & Kendall, R. (eds). London: Routledge. pp.37-50.
  • Moore, J.M., Williams-Ward, M., Filipek, K.L., Gowland, R., Montgomery, J. (2021). Poisoned Pregnancies: Consequences of prenatal lead exposure in relation to infant mortality in the Roman Empire. In The Family in Past Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Familial Relationships Through Time. Kendall, E. & Kendall, R. (eds). London: Routledge
  • Filipek, K.L., Stanciu, I.,Tucker, K., Loeffelmann, T., Oliverson, M., Crowther, M., Ogden, N., Beck, S., Kohnle, C. (2020). Jucu de Sus Medieval Cemetery, Cluj Napoca, Transylvania, Romania: Excavation and Analyses from the 2019 Season.Cronica Cercetărilor Arheologice Din România: Campania 2019. BucharestInstitutul Național al Patrimoniului.
  • Crowder, K. D., Montgomery, J., Filipek, K. L., & Evans, J. A. (2020). Romans, barbarians and foederati: New biomolecular data and a possible region of origin for “Headless Romans” and other burials from Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports30, 102180.
  • Crowder, K. D., Montgomery, J., Gröcke, D. R., & Filipek, K. L. (2019). Childhood “stress” and stable isotope life‐histories in Transylvania. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 29(4), 644-653.
  • Filipek, K.L., Stanciu, I.,Tucker, K., Lanigan, L., Snyder, J., Oliverson, M., Crowther, M., Gardner, B., Rice, K. (2019). Jucu de Sus Medieval Cemetery, Cluj Napoca, Transylvania, Romania: Excavation and Analyses from the 2018 Season.Cronica Cercetărilor Arheologice Din România: Campania 2018. BucharestInstitutul Național al Patrimoniului.
  • Filipek, Kori, and Roberts, Charlotte (2018). The Bioarchaeology Of Infectious Disease in The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Wenda Trevathan (ed). John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Filipek, K.L., Stanciu, I., Tucker, K., Lanigan, L., Blevins, K., Snyder, J., Oliverson, M., Thompson, E., Rothlin, K., Crowther, M. (2018). Jucu de Sus Medieval Cemetery: Excavation and Analysis Report. Cronica Cercetărilor Arheologice Din România: Campania 2017. Institutul Național al Patrimoniului.
  • Roffey, S., Tucker, K., Filipek-Ogden, K., Montgomery, J., Cameron, J., O’Connell, T., ... & Taylor, G. M. (2017). Investigation of a Medieval Pilgrim Burial Excavated from the Leprosarium of St Mary Magdalen Winchester, UK. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 11(1), e0005186.
  • Stanciu, I., Tucker, K.,Filipek, K.L., Lanigan, L., Snyder, J., Blevins, K. (2017). Jucu de Sus. Punct: Râtul boilor (parcul industrial TETAROM III). Cronica Cercetărilor Arheologice Din România: Campania 2016. Institutul Național al Patrimoniului.
  • Roberts, C.A., Caffell, A., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Gowland, R., Jakob, T. (2016). Til Poison Phosphorous Brought them Death: A potentially occupationally related disease in a post-medieval skeleton from north-east England. International Journal of Paleopathology, Vol. 13: 39-48.
  • Stanciu, I., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Tucker, K., Hunt, K., Ogden, N. (2016). Jucu de Sus. Punct: Râtul boilor (parcul industrial TETAROM III). Cronica Cercetărilor Arheologice Din România: Campania 2015. Institutul Național al Patrimoniului.
  • Stanciu, I., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Tucker, K., Hunt, K., Ogden, N. (2015). Jucu de Sus, com. Jucu, jud. Cluj. Punct: Râtul boilor (parcul industrial TETAROM III). Cronica Cercetărilor Arheologice Din România: Campania 2014. Institutul Național al Patrimoniului: 97-98.

Conference Proceedings and Published Abstracts

  • Filipek, K. L., Roberts, C., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., & Beaumont, J. (2020). Stressed to Death: Stable isotope evidence of pathophysiological stress from young people with leprosy buried at a Medieval English leprosarium. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 171: 86

  • Filipek-Ogden, K. L., Charlotte Roberts, Janet Montgomery, Jane Evans, Rebecca Gowland, and Katie Tucker. "Keeping up with the kids: mobility patterns of young individuals from the St. Mary Magdalen Leprosy Hospital (Winchester)." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159 (2016): 143
  • Crowder, K. D., Montgomery, J., Filipek-Ogden, K. L., Evans, J., & Grocke, D. R. (2016). Isotopic profiling of diet, health, and mobility amongst the non-adult Gepid population buried at the Archuid Cemetery in Transylvania, Romania (4th–7th centuries AD). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159(S62), 124.
  • Filipek-Ogden, K. L., and Roberts, C.A. (2014). Ill-Fated? Exploring bioarchaeological links between childhood non-specific indicators of stress and leprosy immunity in Medieval England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 153, 117.
  • Filipek, K.L. (2008). The art of sacrifice: tattooing and human creativity. Proceedings from the What Makes Us Human? Anthropology Conference. Vision.org.
Conferences
  • Filipek, K. L., Roberts, C., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., & Beaumont, J. (2020). Stressed to Death: Stable isotope evidence of pathophysiological stress from young people with leprosy buried at a Medieval English leprosarium. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology (Virtual Presentation).
  • Filipek, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Beaumont, J. (2019). Assessing diet and cachectic stress in young people with leprosy buried at a Medieval English leprosarium using stable isotope analyses from high-resolution incremental dentine. Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 4th annual Early Career Researcher Conference (UK).
  • Filipek, K.L., Tucker, K., Stanciu, I., Oliverson, M., Crowther, M., Snyder, J. (2019). Bilateral Protrusio Acetabuli in a Medieval Skeleton from Transylvania: A Case for Marfan Syndrome. Workshop on Ancient Rare Diseases. German Archaeological Institute (Germany).
  • Filipek, K.L., Crowther, M., Errickson, D., Tucker, K., Stanciu, I., Blevins, K., Snyder, J., Lanigan, L. (2018). Beyond the cutting edge: high-resolution digital analysis of potential lacerations from the Jucu de Sus Necropolis (Transylvania). Digital Dilemmas Conference. Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UK).
  • Filipek, K.L. (2017). Digging Deeper: Opportunities within the field school model. Beyond the Trench: A workshop in archaeological pedagogy. Durham University (UK).
  • Filipek, K.L., Errickson, D., Crowther, M. Tucker, K., Stanciu, I., Blevins, K., Snyder, J., Lanigan, L. (2017). Beyond the cutting edge: high-resolution digital analysis of potential lacerations from the Jucu de Sus Necropolis (Transylvania).19th Annual Conference British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • Filipek, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Evans, J. Tucker, K. (2017). Anywhere they roam: Mobility histories of young individuals from medieval leprosaria. 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Maastricht (Netherlands).
  • Kori Lea Filipek, Charlotte Roberts, Janet Montgomery, Rebecca Gowland, Julia Beaumont. (2016). Assessing physiological stress in young people with leprosy buried at a Medieval English leprosarium using stable isotope analyses from high-resolution incremental dentine. 18th Annual Conference British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. University of Kent (UK).
  • Blevins, K., Filipek, KL, Tucker, K., Snyder, J., Lanigan, L., Hunt, K., Crowder, K., Oliverson, M., Tschinkel, K. (2016).The straw that broke their backs: Patterns of spinal trauma in medieval males from the Jucu de Sus Necropolis (Transylvania).18th Annual Conference British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. University of Kent (UK).
  • Crowder, K; Montgomery, J; Gröcke, DR; Filipek, KL. (2016). Lesions and isotopes: an integrated study of childhood metabolic stress and stable isotope life histories in the Kingdom of the Gepids. 18th Annual Conference British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. University of Kent (UK).
  • Lanigan LT, Filipek KL, Tucker K, Gestsdóttir H. Unusual Dental Calculus Formation and Orofacial Pathology. (2016). 18th Annual Conference British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. University of Kent (UK).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Evans, J. Tucker, K. (2016). Keeping Up with the Kids: Mobility patterns of young individuals from the St. Mary Magdalen Leprosy Hospital (Winchester). 85th Annual Conference of the American Association of Physical Anthropology. Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
  • Crowder, K., Montgomery, J.,Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Evans, J., Grocke, D. (2016). Isotopic profiling of diet, health, and mobility amongst the non-adult Gepid population buried at the Archuid Cemetery in Transylvania, Romania (4th –7th centuries AD). 85th Annual Conference of the American Association of Physical Anthropology. Atlanta, Georgia (USA). 
  • Tschinkel, K., Filipek, KL, Tucker, K., Blevins, K., Snyder, J., Lanigan, L., Hunt, K., Crowder, K., Oliverson, M. (2016) Working land and eating bland: physiological trends in early Slavic migrants from the Jucu de Sus Necropolis (Transylvania, Romania). 43rd Annual Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association, Atlanta, USA.
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Stanciu, I., Tucker, K., Hunt, K., Snyder, J., Crowder, K., Ogden, N., Oliverson, M., Tschinkel, K., Bereza, M. (2015). Working Land and Eating Bland: Pathological trends in early Slavic migrants from the Jucu de Sus Necropolis (Transylvania, Romania). 43rd Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association. Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
  • Gowland, R., Roberts, C.A., Caffell, A., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Jakob, T. (2015). Til Poison Phosphorous Brought Them Death: The ‘othering’ of working class bodies in 19th century England. 114th Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association. Denver, Colorado (USA).
  • Hunt, K., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Stanciu, I., Tucker, K., Snyder, J., Crowder, K., Ogden, N., Oliverson, M., Tschinkel, K., Bereza, M. (2015). Burials and Bodies: Patterns of treatment, pathology, and demography in the Jucu de Sus Necropolis, Transylvania (5th-12th centuries AD). 17th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Sheffield University, Sheffield (UK).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Evans, J. Tucker, K. (2015). Keeping Up with the Kids: Mobility patterns of young individuals from the St. Mary Magdalen Leprosy Hospital (Winchester).17th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Sheffield University, Sheffield (UK).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Evans, J. (2015). Isotopic approaches to assessing Leprosy Stigma in Medieval England. United Kingdom Archaeological Science Conference. Durham University, Durham (UK).
  • Roberts, C.A., Caffell, A., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Gowland, R., Jakob, T. (2015). An occupationally related disease in a 19th century skeleton from north-east England? The past and present of “phossy jaw.” 42nd Annual Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association. St. Louis, Missouri (USA).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Roberts, C.A., Montgomery, J., Gowland, R., Evans, J. (2014). Infection and Isolation?:Assessing Leprosy Stigma in Medieval England. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association. St. Louis, Missouri (USA).
  • Roberts, C.A., Caffell, A., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Gowland, R., Jakob, T. (2014). An occupationally related disease in a 19th century skeleton from north-east England? The past and present of “phossy jaw.” 16th Annual Conference of the 16th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Durham University, Durham (UK).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L. (2014). Ill-Fated?: Exploring bioarchaeological links between childhood non-specific indicators of stress and leprosy immunity in Medieval England. 16th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Durham University, Durham (UK).
  • Roberts, C.A., Caffell, A., Filipek-Ogden, K.L., Gowland, R., Jakob, T. (2014). An occupationally related disease in a 19th century skeleton from north-east England? The past and present of “phossy jaw.” 20th Annual European Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association Lund (Sweden).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L. (2014). Ill-Fated?: Exploring bioarchaeological links between childhood non-specific indicators of stress and leprosy immunity in Medieval England. 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists- Special Symposium on Neglected Infectious Diseases in Palaeopathology and Clinical Medicine. Dedicated to the memory of Donald J. Ortner. Calgary, Alberta (Canada).
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L. (2014). Congenital Confusions: Assessing Diagnostic Discrepancies in Spinal Malformations. 41st Annual Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association. Calgary, Alberta (Canada
  • Filipek-Ogden, K.L. (2013). The Clash of the Congenital Conditions.15th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, University of York, York (U.K.).
Teaching

Past and Present Teaching Responsibilities (Durham University)

  • Co-Supervisor (Level 4 - Palaeopathology - Dissertation Module)
  • Demonstrator (Level 4 - Research Topics in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology)
  • Demonstrator (Level 4 – ID and Analysis of the Human Skeleton)
  • Demonstrator (Level 4 – Palaeopathology Theory and Method)
  • Demonstrator (Level 2 - Specialised Aspects: Human Bones)
  • Demonstrator (Level 1 – Archaeology Practicals: Human Bones)
  • Seminar Leader (Level 1 - Medieval to Modern World)
  • Tutor (Level 1 - Historical Archaeological Methods)
  • Tutor (Level 1 – Applied Archaeological Methods)
  • Tutor (Level 1 – Archaeology in Britain)
  • Tutor (Level 1 – Discovering World Prehistory)
  • Co-Convenor (Level 1-4 – Student Archaeology Workshops)
  • Open Lab Tutor (Level 4 – ID and Analysis of the Human Skeleton)
  • Open Lab Tutor (Level 4 – Palaeopathology Theory and Method)

Past and Present Teaching Responsibilities (Outside Durham)

  • Lecturer (Osteology and Palaeopathology; Transylvania Bioarchaeology/Institute of Archaeology, Cluj)
  • Lab Demonstrator (Osteology and Palaeopathology; Transylvania Bioarchaeology/Institute of Archaeology, Cluj)
  • Teacher (Introduction to Palaeopathology; British Council Science in Schools, France)
  • Lecturer (Forensic Anthropology and Human Osteology; California State University, Long Beach)
  • Lecturer (Human Osteology; Transylvania National History Museum)
  • Teaching Assistant (Guided Studies in Osteology; California State University, Long Beach)
  • Teaching Assistant (Introduction to Archaeology; California State University, Long Beach)
Outreach
  • Contributor (2021),
    • Whispers and Shouts – stories about equality and diversity at Durham, Skimstone Arts and Durham University
  • Secondary School and College Teacher in Bioarchaeology (2019-2020-2021),
    • Sutton Trust Summer School
  • Featured Speaker (2020),
    • Behaviour and Respect in Learning and Teaching Online, Durham University
  • Public lecture (2020)
    • Durham World Heritage Centre
  • Classroom Presenter (2019-present)
    • Skype a Scientist
  • Content Researcher (2019)
    • Bone Detectives, Channel 4 Documentary Series
  • Featured Presenter in Documentary (2019),
    • Wellcome Medical Galleries - London Science Museum: Permanent Exhibition
  • Guest Speaker (2018-present)
    • North East Raising Aspiration Partnership 
  • Featured Scientist (2018)
    • Bioarch Bites YouTube Video, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (2018)
  • Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology Engagement with children (2017-2018),
    • Manchester Science Festival
  • Bioarchaeology Public Talk (2016),
    • California State University, Long Beach (2016)
  • University and Secondary School Guest Teacher (2014-2016),
    • British Council, Science in Schools Initiative 
  • Guest Speaker (2014-2016)
    • Antioch Archaeology Group
  • Interview for YouTube (2015),
    • Archaeosoup productions
  • Archaeology and Anthropology Engagement with children (2013)
    • Celebrate Science, County Durham
  • Anthropology Ambassador (2009-2012),
    • California State University, Long Beach
Fieldwork
  • Jucu de Sus Necropolis Excavations and Analyses, Romania - Transylvania Bioarchaeology and the Institute for Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca; 2013-present (co-PI)
  • Kingdom of the Gepids Project, Romania - Transylvania Bioarchaeology and Transylvania National History Museum; 2012-2014 (co-PI)
  • Noua Culture Project, Romania - Transylvania National History Museum and Archaeotek; 2010-2011 (osteologist)
  • Ataco, El Salvador – California State University, Long Beach; 2010 (geophysical survey, XRF, and excavations)
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – California State University, Long Beach; 2010 (geophysical survey)
  • Mycenae, Greece – California State University, Long Beach; 2009 (osteologist)
  • Phalassarna, Crete – Hellenic Education and Research Centre; 2008 (archaeologist)
Academic Service & Indicators of Esteem
  • Project Coordinator, Rewiting World Archaeology: Dialogues on the Global South (2021-2022)
  • Member of the Health@Durham Strategy Steering Group (Health Research Group), Wolfson Institute for Health and Wellbeing (2021-present)
  • Invited Participant - Understanding transmission in leprosy: A One Health Approach workshop, Lorentz Centre, Leiden University (2021)
  • Disability and Mental Health Representative for Postgraduate Research (2020-2021), Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Research Committee Representative for Postgraduate Research, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (2020-2021)
  • Invited Participant - British Academy Shaping the Future Words and Stigma workshop (2020)
  • Durham Women Making a Difference (2020)
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee, British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)(2019-present)
  • Invited Speaker- 23rd Annual Palaeopathology Association European Meeting, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Vilnius University (Lithuania)(2019)
  • Disability and Mental Health Representative for Postgraduate Research (2019-2020), Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Coordinator (2019-2020), Bioarchaeology Reading Group, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Member of the ECR steering group, Wolfson Insitute for Health and Wellbeing (2019-2020)
  • Invited Speaker (2019) Bioarchaeology Research Seminar, Department of Archaeology, Durham University 
  • Invited Speaker (2017)
    Beyond the Trench: Pedagogy in Archaeology Conference
    Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Invited Speaker (2017)
    23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists,
    Special Session on Mobility and Migration. Maastricht (Netherlands).
  • GoUNESCO (2014-2016)
    Heritage Ambassador for Durham University
  • Conference Co-Organizer (2015)
    United Kingdom Archaeological Science Conference (UKAS)
    Durham University, Durham (UK). 
  • Invited Speaker (2015)
    42nd Annual Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association,
    Special Symposium on Health and Migration. St. Louis, Missouri (USA).
  • Bioarchaeology Research Group Rrepresentative (2015-present) Durham University
  • Invited Speaker (2015)
    Sheffield University Research Dialogues
  • Postgraduate Education Committee Representative (2014-2015)
    Department of Archaeology, Durham University 
  • Invited Presenter (2014)
    83rd Annual American Association of Physical Anthropology Conference (2014) . Special Symposium on Neglected Infectious Dieases in Palaeopathology and Clinical Medicine. In memory of Donald Ortner. Calgary, Alberta (Canada).
  • Founder and Organiser (2014), Durham Castle Charity Ball
  • Coordinator (2014-2015) Bioarchaeology Reading Group, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Mentor (2013-Present), University College, Durham University
  • Postgraduate Representative (2013-2014), Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Project Director (2012-Present) Jucu de Sus Necropolis Skeletal Analyses, Transylvania Bioarchaeology
  • Invited Speaker (2012) 5th Annual Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference Buffalo, New York (USA)
  • NAGPRA Research Associate (2011-2012), State of California
  • Department of Anthropology Ambassador (2009-2012), California State University, Long Beach
Selected Grants/Scholarships
  • 2020: 'Metal Detecting: A multidisciplinary investigation into the effects of environmental pollution in the development of s(Cu)rvy', (British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology Research Grant, £1000)
  • 2015: Employability Scholarships (Durham University, £750)
  • 2014: Leprosy in the Landscape (Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Small Research Grants, £1011)
  • 2013: Norwich skeletal analyses (Society for Church Archaeology Research Grant, £500)
  • 2012: Merit-based bursary (Durham University-Archaeology Department £2500)
  • 2009: Skeletal Analyses at Mycenae (California State University Provost Research Stipend, $2500)
  • 2008: California State Merit-Based Educational Grant ($19,155)
  • 2007: CAL Grant ($4323)
  • 2007: Women in STEM scholarship (CAMEO/Assistance League, $1200)
  • 2007: Americorps Educational Grant ($4725) 

Research interests

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Palaeopathology
  • Stable Isotope Analyses of Diet, Migration, and Health
  • Trace Element Analyses of Environmental Pollution and Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Social Determinants of Disease
  • Social Identity
  • Life Course Approach
  • Immunological Susceptibility

Research groups

  • Bioarchaeology

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Anthropology:
  • Infant and child health:
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences:
  • Infectious diseases:
  • Classics and Ancient History:
  • European & other international expertise:
  • Americas:
  • Europe: History & Archaeology:
  • Health & Welfare:
  • Disability issues:
  • Medical and health research topics:
  • History & Archaeology:
  • Environment and culture:
  • Medieval history:
  • Middle Ages & Early Modern History:
  • Politicial, cultural, social history:
  • Roman, Greek & ancient civilisations:
  • Museums:

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Filipek, K.L. & Roberts, C.A. (2018). Bioarchaeology of infectious diseases. In The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. Trevathan, W. & Larsen, C.S. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Journal Article