Alexander Smith

Member of Common Room

Senior Research Fellow, University of Reading

Alex Smith worked in the commercial archaeology sector for 11 years as a Senior Project Manager in the publications department of Oxford Archaeology, before being appointed in April 2012 as Senior Research Fellow on a Leverhulme funded project on rural settlement in Roman Britain led by Prof Mike Fulford (University of Reading) and Neil Holbrook (Cotswold Archaeology). The overall aim of this project is to use published and unpublished ‘grey literature’ reports to examine the intricacies of regional and chronological variation and distinctiveness within Roman rural settlement in Britain, south of Hadrian’s Wall. Alex is also a part-time tutor for University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education on the Diploma in British Archaeology, teaching aspects of Iron Age and Roman Archaeology.

Alex completed his PhD research in late Iron Age and Romano-British sacred space in 2000 and has maintained an active research interest in this area and in the study of Roman  rural settlement ever since.