Introducing our new Committee Members

We are delighted to welcome Lynne McKerr, Kirsty Squires, Sian Halcrow, Margarita Sanchez Romero and Ann Nehlin to the SSCIP committee!

Ann is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of History at Stockholm University. She is working on a project concerning the transportation of Finnish children to Sweden during WWII which is funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. She received her PHD at the Department of Child Studies at Linköping University which is an interdisciplinary department. Before joining the Department of History she also worked at the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University.

Kirsty has been a member of the Society since 2011 and presented some of her research at the 2015 SSCIP annual conference. She has a broad range of interests relating to the study of childhood in the past from an archaeological, historical, and osteological perspective. She is currently carrying out research into the treatment of infants and children in the Roman and Anglo-Saxon period and is in the process of arranging a conference session (along with a colleague at my current institution) for the World Archaeology Congress that will explore the role and experiences of children in past and present conflicts.

Sian is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology from the University of Otago and has research expertise in the bioarchaeology of childhood. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and chapters mostly focused on childhood in the past. She has been a member of SSCIP since 2008. She also blogs on her research topic at the website: The Bioarchaeology of Childhood

Margarita has been a member of the SSCIP since its Inaugural Conference Investigating Childhood in the Past: Principles, Practice and Potential at Magdalen College, Oxford. She has been a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Childhood in the Past since the beginning. She has published many papers, and book chapters and edited  the SSCIP Monograph IV entitled Children, Spaces and Identity (2015). She organized the SSCIP Sixth International Conference 2012: Children and Their Living Spaces at University of Granada (Spain) in October 2012.

Lynne’s background is in archaeology and anthropology, with an interest in post-medieval childhood, although I am currently employed as a researcher in the School of Education at Queen’s University, Belfast (with a focus on children with disabilities). As well as being a contributor to the Society’s journal, I have previous experience of active committee membership in two children’s charities (STARS and PEAT), in a post-graduate research conference committee and latterly as a member of the Queen’s University Autism Research and Treatment (QUART) forum.