Prof Eileen Murphy

Working Group Chair

Prof. of Archaeology and co-director (QUB & CCA)

Eileen Murphy is Professor of Archaeology in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Community Archaeology at Queen’s and has been a leader of the Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club at Queen’s since its foundation in 2006. Her research focuses on human skeletal populations from prehistoric Russia and all periods in Ireland. She is particularly interested in the use of approaches from bioarchaeology and funerary archaeology to help further understanding of the lives and experiences of people in the past. She has published widely and recent books include The Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt: Investigating the Belfast Mummy (co-editor with Rosalie David, 2021) and The Forgotten Cemetery: Excavations at Ranelagh, Co. Roscommon (with Shane Delaney, 2022). Eileen sits on the Project Board as the co-chair for the Engagement and Outreach Working Group

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