Dr LINUS GIRDLAND FLINK
Dr LINUS GIRDLAND FLINK

Dr LINUS GIRDLAND FLINK

MA (Gotland), PhD (Durham), PgCert (LJMU)

Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

About

Room 201, Department of Archaeology, School of Geosciences
University of Aberdeen
St. Mary's, Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UF

Biography

Degrees

MA Osteology (Gotland University, Sweden) 2008 

PhD Archaeogenetics (Durham University, UK) 2014

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 2018 (Liverpool John Moores University)

Postdoc positions: 

Natural History Museum (London, UK) 2012-2013

University of Aberdeen 2013-2016 

Stockholm University 2015

Academic appointments

Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Genetics (Liverpool John Moores University) 2016-2020

Lecturer in Biomolecular Archaeology (University of Aberdeen) 2020-present

 

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Research

Research Overview

I specialise in ancient DNA analysis and am particularly interested in animal domestication and past human demography. I also have a keen interest in wet-lab ancient DNA methods.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Archaeology, Biological and Environmental Sciences.


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Archaeology

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Genetics
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Archaeology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

Genome analysis of Early Medieval Picts of Scotland (via primary supervision of PhD student Adeline Morez at Liverpool John Moores University)

Assessing past biodiversity in Scotland and Ireland via environmental ancient DNA (NERC-funded QUADRAT PhD project at the University of Aberdeen) 

Past mobility and migration in prehistoric Scotland (University of Aberdeen-funded PhD project in collaboration with Marischal Museum, Aberdeen, and the Crick Institute, London)

Supervision

My current supervision areas are: Archaeology, Biological and Environmental Sciences.

In addition to lead supervision at Aberdeen, I am lead supervisor for Miss Adeline Morez (Liverpool John Moores University)

Teaching

Programmes

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach a range of topics and on different courses, mainly linked to ancient biomolecules (and ancient DNA) and animal domestication. My teaching is a mix of lectures and tutorials (practicals, seminars, and workshops). 

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Personal tutor