About Me

Aoife Sutton

Msc. Bioarchaeology (University of York).

BA (Hons) Archaeology (University College Dublin).

I’m Aoife- a doctoral student in archaeological and forensic science.

My PhD project examines the display, origins and conservation of anatomical wet specimens in 18th- 19th century Britain. I am interested in all things death related, including embalming, grief, disease and the history of medicine and anatomy.


Embalming Trainee

Lab Technician

Archaeological Excavation

Mortuary Volunteer

Project Assistant

Relevant Employment

Project Assistant, University of Bradford
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.