About Me (CV)

Aoife Sutton-Butler

PhD Candidate (University of Bradford).

Msc. Bioarchaeology (University of York).

BA (Hons) Archaeology (University College Dublin).

Trustee: Undercliffe Cemetery Charity

I’m Aoife (Ee-fah)

A doctoral researcher in archaeological and forensic science.

My PhD project examines the display, obtainment and attitudes towards anatomical fluid preserved human remains in 18th- 19th centuries, as well as what they can tell us about death, dying, and bereavement. I am interested in all things death related, including embalming, grief, disease and the history of medicine and anatomy. My PhD project is funded by the Heritage Consortium/ North East Consortium for Arts and Humanities.

Training/ Volunteering

Embalming Trainee

Lab Technician

Archaeological Excavation

Lecturing/ Teaching

Mortuary/ Digital Anatomy Suite

Project Co-ordinating


Qualitative Research

Relevant Employment

Dying to Talk Project Co-ordinator, University of Bradford (2021 – present) Project co-ordinator on the Dying to Talk Project with the Archaeological and Forensic Sciences department. Working with young people to encourage conversation about death and dying.

Continuing Bonds Project Assistant, University of Bradford
(2020 – present)
Assistant on the Continuing Bonds Project in the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences. The project looks to archaeological and ethnographic material as a means to open up conversations about death, dying, bereavement and grief.

Lab technician, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
(2016 – 2017)
Teaching lab technician assisting in Undergraduate and Masters classes of microbiology, biochemistry and bio-molecular science.

Historical Tour Guide, Hook Lighthouse Visitor Centre, Wexford, Ireland.
(2009-2015 (part time))
Tour guide at the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse was built around 800 years ago by William Marshall.

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