I am Associate Professor of Archaeology (Docent) at the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki. I hold a PhD (2010) in Archaeological Science from University College London, and MA and BA degrees in Archaeology from the University of Helsinki.

My current research focuses on the Baltic Sea environs in the Iron Age and Medieval periods. Neolithic contact networks in the Fennoscandia region, and Byzantine and early Islamic periods in the Near East are also among my longterm research interests. I am involved in archaeological field-work projects in Finland and the Near East.

My specialist field is archaeological science and application of geochemistry, microscopy and isotope analyses methods to identify mobility patterns of materials, artefacts and people in archaeological data. I currently supervise seven PhD candidates in the History and Cultural Heritage and the Geoscience doctoral programs and coordinate the master’s level Archaeological Science study module with Prof. Volker Heyd.