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Academic Biography

Gillian Taylor is currently a Senior Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry in the School of Science & Engineering, 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 methods. Gillian is Chair of the School of Science and Engineering Research Ethics Committee. She also holds a visiting fellowship at York University.

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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cranium Earth & Environmental Sciences
Central Europe Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
Neanderthal Earth & Environmental Sciences
museum Earth & Environmental Sciences
BTEX Earth & Environmental Sciences
ria Earth & Environmental Sciences
animal Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2019

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

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.

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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

p-XRF method development for elemental analysis of archaeological soil

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

3D imaging as a cracking approach to analysing and presenting skeletal fractures

Williams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C. & Taylor, G., 24 Aug 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

Forensic Archaeology
World Heritage Site

Press / Media

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

Press/Media: Press / Media