I am an archaeologist and material scientist working at the University of Helsinki. I hold a PhD (2010) in Archaeological Science from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and MA and BA degrees in Archaeology from the University of Helsinki. Currently, I work as a Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies on a Finnish Viking Age research topic.

I am currently involved in archaeological fieldwork projects in Finland and the Near East. My research interests are broadly in archaeological science, especially in ancient craft technologies and identifying skills transfer and mobility of objects and people in archaeological data.

I am a co-editor-in-chief for the peer-reviewed archaeology journal Fennoscandia Archaeologica.