Areas of expertise

Background

Ryan obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biomedicine and Genetics from Lancaster University, with a focus on Neurobiology. In 2016, he was awarded his Master's degree in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology from Cranfield University where he specialised in Archaeometry and the identification of historical objects. Previously, Ryan has worked with the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford conducting X-Ray fluorescence analysis on a collection of gold-weights from the Asante region of Ghana.

Current activities

Ryan is currently working with the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, analysing Anglo-Saxon brooches from the V&A museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum for Art and Archaeology, Oxford, and other locations in the south of England.

Alongside his work on the Anglo-Saxon brooches, Ryan is currently conducting PhD research on Ancient Egyptian faience using novel techniques such as micro-computed tomography and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to investigate the raw materials and techniques used in faience production. This research will involve international collaborations with the Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique (CNRS), Paris and with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.

Clients

Ryan has worked with the following institutions:

  • The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
  • Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique, Paris
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London
  • The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford
  • Local Art Galleries