Cirriculum Vitae

Joe Roe
Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
Karen Blixens Plads 8
2300 København S

Academic employment

2017–present Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen


2013–present UCL Institute of Archaeology

2012–2013 UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • MA Archaeology (Distinction)
  • Taught Masters degree funded by an AHRC Research Preparation Award.
  • Dissertation: Cultural phylogeny of kurgan burial mounds in the west Eurasian steppe (Supervisor by Prof. Stephen Shennan).
  • Subjects studied: GIS in archaeology, spatial analysis, evolution of human cognition, archaeological theory.

2008–2011 University of Durham

  • BA Anthropology and Archaeology (1^^st^^ class hons.)
  • Dissertation: Spatial analysis of intra-site surface collection data from a Cucuteni-Tripolye mega-site
  • Subjects studied: archaeological method and theory, prehistoric archaeology, classical archaeology, landscape archaeology, biomolecular archaeology, cultural anthropology, anthropology of science, biological anthropology, primatology, human behavioural ecology.

2001–2008 Woodkirk High School

Grants, awards & scholarships

2018 Det Danske Institut i Damaskus

  • 115,000 DKK grant to support archaeological fieldwork in eastern Jordan (2019). Co-applicant with Tobias Richter.

2018 H. P. Hjerl Hansen Mindefondet for Dansk Palæstinaforskning

  • 50,000 DKK grant to support archaeological fieldwork in eastern Jordan (2019). Co-applicant with Tobias Richter.

2015 UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Institute of Archaeology Award to support archaeological fieldwork in eastern Jordan.

2014 London Centre for the Ancient Near East

  • Research Students’ Conference Grant

2013 Leverhulme Trust

  • PhD Studentship

2012 AHRC

  • Research-preparation Masters Award

Research interests

  • Statistics and computational methods in archaeology
  • Quantitive approaches to human palaeo-ecology
  • Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic of Southwest Asia, Eastern Europe and the Eurasian steppe
  • Archaeological survey and spatial analysis
  • Cultural evolution and the application of evolutionary theory to archaeology


See papers.

Field research

2015–2018 Shubayqa Archaeological Project

  • Archaeologist/Supervisor
  • Survey & excavation

2015 Kharaneh IV Project

  • Archaeologist
  • Excavation

2012–2014 Tripillia Mega-Sites Project

  • Archaeologist/Supervisor
  • Survey, excavation & geoarchaeological survey

2012 Mirkovo Project

  • Supervisor
  • Survey & excavation

2012 Gradski Musej Vršac

  • Curatorial assistant

2009 Tripillia Mega-Sites Project

  • Trainee
  • Survey & excavation

2007 York Archaeological Trust

  • Trainee
  • Excavation

Professional service

2014–2016 Papers from the Institute of Archaeology

  • Senior Editor

2014–2016 UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Postgraduate Student Representative

2013–2014 Papers from the Institute of Archaeology

  • Editorial Assistant

Conference, seminar & workshop participation

See talks.

Conference organisation

2019 Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 2019, Kraków

  • Session organiser (with Francesco Carrer)
  • S06, Recent advances in spatial statistics for archaeology

2014 Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum (PZAF) 2014, London

  • Conference organiser

Teaching & public engagement

2015–2016 UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
  • ARCL2028 Research & Presentation Skills

2014–2016 The Brilliant Club

  • Tutor
  • As a Brilliant Club tutor, I have developed an intensive tutorial course based on my PhD research and delivered it to groups of high performing pupils in low participation schools across London.

2015 Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

  • Student Volunteer, ‘Maths and Archaeology’ workshop
  • Outreach event for high school students organised by Dr. Alice Stevenson (Petrie Museum) and Dr. Luciano Rila (UCL Mathematics) and supported by the London Mathematical Society.

Professional memberships

2014–present Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)

2014–present Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA)

Other employment & volunteering

2010–present English Wikipedia

  • Editor, community-appointed administrator and elected member of the Arbitration Committee (2019–2020)

2018 Kirklees Citizens Advice Bureau

  • Gateway Advisor

2012 TPP SystmOne

  • Software Engineer
  • Data migration and front-end programming for a large clinical systems developer.