since Nov. 2008 | Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kiel, co-supervised at the University of Southern Denmark and the Viking Ship Museum Roskilde
2004-2005 | M.A. in Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton
2002-2004 | B.A. in Archaeology, University of Southampton
2002-2002 | undergraduate studies in archaeology and history, University of Hamburg
2013-2014 | Archaeological Museum Hamburg: Recording re-used ship-timbers and caulking clamps (sintels) as freelance specialist.
2012 | European Hanse Museum (Lübeck): Freelance consultant for medieval shipbuilding and seafaring
2009-2010 | City of Lübeck: Co-editor responsible for contributions in English to the conference proceedings of Lübecker Kolloquium zur Stadtarchäologie im Hanseraum VII: Die Befestigungen.
2009 | Vasa Museum (Stockholm): Intern conducting a total station survey on VASA’s (1628) orlop-deck and developing a recording methodology.
2007-2008 | Museum of London Archaeology Service: Archaeologist (site assistant) at the ‘Bath-Southgate (SO-SGT-06)’ rescue excavation.
2007 | City of Bremen: Freelance maritime archaeologist at the rescue excavation ‘Teerhof BA1’ , responsible for the documentation, study and publication of the 15th-century ‘Beluga Ship’.
2007 | German Maritime Museum (Bremerhaven): Internship
2006 | Nautical Archaeology Society: Volunteer at the ‘Viking Unst Project’ of NAS-Scotland, an underwater and foreshore survey of a fish-trap in Uyeasound, the Shetland Isles
2006 | Headland Archaeology – Ireland (now rebranded as Rubicon Heritage), Archaeologist (site assistant) on rescue excavations near Carlow
2005-2009 | DEGUWA: Honorary Secretary and member of the executive committee of the ‘German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology’, a NGO comparable to the NAS. Tasks involved the maintenance of the society’s website, translation for the same and international correspondence, co-organisation of the annual ‘In Poseidons Reich’ conferences and member of the IKUWA 3 steering committee as DEGUWA delegate.
2004 | University of Iceland / EU-Leonardo da Vinci II programme
Trainee at the EU-Leonardo da Vinci II programme for participation in the project ‘Monastic Activities at Skriðuklaustur’ of the University of Iceland.