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Emlyn is Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London. He was Assistant Director for Archaeology at the British School at Rome from 2021–23, and is Research Affiliate at the Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens, Research Fellow at the British School at Rome, an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and an Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries London, Royal Historical Society and Higher Education Academy, UK. He was named 2023 Early Career Researcher of the Year at Macquarie University and has accumulated over $720,000 in competitive funding and awards for his research, including from the British Academy, Leverhulme Foundation, Australian Academy of the Humanities, British School at Athens, and the Australasian Society for Classical Studies. He also serves on several research and academic boards for UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), the University of London, and Institute of Classical Studies.

Emlyn co-directs the Falerii Novi Project, including major excavations at the Roman urban centre of Falerii Novi in central Italy. He also directs a survey project in the Cyclades, investigating the production of wine and oil, with a focus on the identification and distribution of agricultural technology and knowledge in the Classical to Late Antique eras. He is an active collaborator with the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project (Gazipasa, Turkey) and has previously worked at Delos, the Athenian Agora and Acropolis (Greece); Pompeii, Oplontis, Carsulae and in Sicily (Italy).

Emlyn is also a passionate student equity advocate, practitioner and researcher and has worked closely with widening participation and equity programs at the University of Technology Sydney.

Education/Academic qualification

Archaeology and Ancient History, PhD, Roman and Late Antique Wine Production in the Eastern Mediterranean, Macquarie University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018

Ancient History, Bachelor of Ancient History (First Class Honours), Amphorae: The plastic bags of the ancient Mediterranean. A detailed catalogue of some amphorae from the Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Cultures., Macquarie University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

External positions

Fellow (FHEA), Higher Education Academy

2024 → …

Research Fellow, British School at Rome

2023 → …

Elected Fellow (FSA), Society of Antiquaries, London

2023 → …

Lecturer in Classical Studies, University of London

2023 → …

Research Affiliate, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens


Assistant Director for Archaeology, British School at Rome


Elected Fellow (FRHistS), Royal Historical Society (Fellow)

2021 → …

Research Affiliate, Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE)


Program Manager, University of Technology Sydney

20 Jan 20186 Apr 2021


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