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Academic Biography

Gillian Taylor is currently a Principle Lecturer - National Horizons Centre - Operational Management in the School of Science, Engineering and Design, Teesside University.

Before coming to Teesside Gillian studied at Newcastle University and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.  Gillian has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on a range of subjects from archaeological chemistry, analytical chemistry and stable isotope analysis

Summary of Research Interests

Gillian's main research areas focus is the development of analytical techniques towards forensic and archaeological applications.

Archaeology - main research interests include: decomposition in anaerobic environments, pathophysiology of bone, stable isotope analysis of bone collagen and organic/inorganic analysis of bone.  Gillian has developed methods in investigation amino acids in bone, especially towards stable isotope methodology.

Illicit drug analysis - main research interests currently include the development of methods for the detection of novel psychoactive compounds, detection of drugs in wastewater and novel techniques for drug detection.

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Research Output 2002 2019

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3D imaging as a public engagement tool: Investigating an Ox cranium used in target practice at Vindolanda

Williams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C., Birley, A. & Taylor, G., 21 Jun 2019, In : Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal. 2, 1, p. 1 16 p.

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Open Access
World Heritage Site

3D imaging for visualising Roman activity at Vindolanda

Williams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C., Birley, A. & Taylor, G. (ed.), 22 Apr 2019.

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World Heritage Site

Characterisation of intact hemoglobin variants utilising a cyclic ion mobility-enabled quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-cIM-oaToF) mass spectrometer

Alkawi, AHMAD., Scrivens, J., Taylor, G., Akram, S., Palmer, M., Ujma, J., Giles, K., Williams, J. & Edgeworth, M., 2019, p. WP483.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

Identifying the “blue substance” at the Roman site of Vindolanda, Northumberland

Taylor, G., Hefford, R. J. W., Birley, A. & Huntley, J. P., 30 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 24, p. 582-587 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Roman Empire

Method development for mapping archaeological soil using pXRF

Williams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C. & Taylor, G. (ed.), 14 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

University to lead £1m food research project

Gillian Taylor & Jibin He


1 item of Media coverage

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Vindolanda in 2018: Communities and conflict and the Severan occupation of the site

Andrew Birley, Marta Alberti, Gillian Taylor, Rhys Williams & Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir


1 Media contribution

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