Lisa-Marie Shillito

Lisa-Marie Shillito is Professor of Geoarchaeology and is interested in the relationships between people and their environments, how changing human relationships with the natural and built environment have impacted health in the past, and how we can use the long term (>lifetime) perspective of archaeology to help inform responses to modern day issues such as air pollution and sanitation.

Lisa-Marie has been involved in experimental work funded by Wellcome Trust, to understand how fuel use in early urban settlements contributed to respiratory disease ( and have several ongoing projects looking at the potentials of coprolites (archaeological faeces) to understand ancient health and diet. Lisa is also interested in the anthropology of ‘disgust’ and how this has influenced the study of ancient waste management practices and sanitation.

Lisa-Marie is keen to supervise PhD students relating to any of these research interests.