Staff and Fellows

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Director: Stephen Milner, MA PhD

Stephen holds a first-class BA and MA from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from the Warburg Institute, University of London. He has lectured at the University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol, and has served as Serena Professor of Italian, Chair of Italian Studies and Head of Department at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Executive Committees of the Society for Italian Studies and of the Società Dante Alghieri, Manchester, and is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. He has also been the Honorary Secretary of the Society for Renaissance Studies. He has published widely in the field of Italian late medieval and Renaissance studies, including books on Boccaccio and Machiavelli amongst others. He has held research fellowships at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti (Florence), the Houghton Library (Harvard) and at the BSR, where he also served as a member of FAHL from 2007 to 2013, before returning as Director in 2017.

Assistant Director for Archaeology and Archaeological Science:  Peter Campbell, PhD

Peter received his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Southampton. He was Research Fellow at the BSR in 2017-18. His research broadly examines maritime connectivity, examining sites such as Portus and waterbodies including the Tiber. Peter has directed archaeological projects in six countries, primarily in the central and eastern Mediterranean, including co-directing the Egadi Islands Survey Project and Fournoi Underwater Survey. Beyond maritime connectivity, Peter studies the illicit antiquities trade, research which has been used in policy papers and presented to the OSCE, INTERPOL, and UNESCO. He has experience teaching in a variety of higher education contexts, as well as taking new approaches to education through digital media such as FutureLearn and TED Ed. Peter is active in public engagement, publishing articles in BloombergNew York Times, and The Guardian, as well as recently appearing on BBC, CNN, History Channel, and National Geographic.

Assistant Director for Art, Architecture and the Creative Industries: Martina Caruso, MA PhD

Martina received a BA (2001) in English and French Literature from the University of Oxford and an MA (2006) and PhD (2013) from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has lectured on the history and theory of photography at the University of the Arts London (Camberwell and London College of Communication) and at John Cabot University in Rome, where she has also lectured on architecture under fascism. Her research interests include photography and modern and contemporary art practices with a focus on gender, postcolonialism and post-humanism. She serves on the board of members of the Archivio Giulio Turcato in Rome. Her book Italian Humanist Photography from Fascism to the Cold War was published by Bloomsbury in 2016.

Assistant Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences: Harriet O’Neill, MA PhD

Harriet undertook her BA in Modern History at the University of Oxford and holds MAs in History of Art (UCL) and Art Museum and Gallery Studies (Newcastle). For her PhD entitled ‘Reframing the Italian Renaissance at the National Gallery’ she was based at UCL and the National Gallery, London. She has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery and Royal Holloway, and previously worked as specialist in frames and nineteenth- and twentieth-century art at Christie’s and Bonhams auctioneers. Harriet has published articles on frames and framing in the literal and the abstract, and will focus her research on Roman palace frames and hybrid objects while at the BSR. She is an Honorary Research Associate of the School of Modern Languages at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Cary Fellow: Robert Coates-Stephens, BA PhD

Robert gained his degree and Ph.D. in archaeology at University College London (1988-95). He first came to the BSR as Rome Scholar in 1995-6 and has been Cary Fellow since 2002. He directs the undergraduate Ancient Rome Summer School and postgraduate City of Rome courses. In addition to the topography, history, art and archaeology of the city of Rome, his research centres on the Antique in the Early Middle Ages. He is the author of Porta Maggiore: Monument and Landscape (2004)and Immagini e memoria: Rome in the photographs of Father Peter Paul Mackey (2009), and is a Socio Corrispondente of the Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia.

Archaeology Officer: Stephen Kay, MSc

Stephen worked as a geophysical researcher before being awarded the Molly Cotton Fellowship in 2012. In 2015 he took on the role as the BSR Archaeology Officer, responsible for the daily running of the department and fieldwork projects. He graduated in Archaeology at the University of Durham and then specialised in Archaeological Computing at the University of Southampton. He has managed surveys and projects throughout Italy and the Mediterranean and has built up a wide experience of landscape archaeology. He currently co-directs the BSR’s 3-year research project at Pompeii, Porta Nola Necropolis. He has recently undertaken excavations at Segni (together with the Museo Comunale) and Cittareale (Lazio), now both being prepared for full publication.

Architecture Curator: Marina Engel, MA

Marina Engel set up and curated the British School at Rome’s contemporary art programme from 1990 to 1996, before leaving for Switzerland. On her return in 2006 she established the BSR’s architecture programme, which she continues to curate. Marina works between Rome and London.

Visual Art Residency and Programme Curator: Marta Pellerini, BA MA

Marta joined the BSR in 2018. She studied the history of contemporary art at Sapienza University in Rome.

Librarian and Deputy DirectorValerie Scott, BA

Valerie joined the BSR as Assistant Librarian in 1981, becoming Librarian in 1988.

Deputy LibrarianBeatrice Gelosia

Beatrice has been associated with the BSR since 1981, becoming full-time in 1989.

Library Assistants: Francesca De Riso, BA; Francesca Deli

Francesca De Riso joined the BSR in 1998 and is in charge of the management of periodicals.
Francesca Deli joined the BSR in 2004, becoming full-time in 2006.

ArchivistAlessandra Giovenco, MA

Alessandra joined the BSR in 1997 and has managed the Archive since 2002.

Geophysics Researcher: Elena Pomar

Elena joined the archaeology department in 2018 after completing her Masters at the University of Siena, during which time she had a three-month internship at the BSR.

Communications Manager: Natalie Arrowsmith, BA MPhil

Natalie first came to the BSR on the Undergraduate Summer School in 2009. She came back to the BSR as a member of staff in 2012, following her degrees in Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Finance Manager: Nick Hodgson, ACA

Nick moved to Rome and joined the BSR in 2016 after working in France, the UK and Channel Islands.

Accounts ClerkIsabella Gelosia

Isabella has been with the BSR since 1980 and has served under seven Directors so far.

Director’s Assistant and Permissions Officer: Stefania Peterlini

Stefania has been working with the BSR in various capacities since 2001, and now manages special permits, taught courses and supports the work of the Director. 

Residence and Estate ManagerChristine Martin, BSc

Christine joined us in 2012 and is responsible for the residence, accommodation and event planning at the BSR.

Administrative Assistant: Residence & Communications: Alyssa Civitello BA MA

Alyssa joined the BSR in 2019 and works across residence, events and communications.

RegistrarGill Clark, BA PhD

Gill joined the BSR staff in March 1991, but her relationship with the BSR began as a Rome Scholar in 1980-1 followed by Rome Fellow in 1987-9. Gill now leads our London office. 

Impact and Engagement Officer

Development Officer: Natasha Burbridge, MA

Natasha joined the BSR in November 2018 on completion of degrees in Medieval and Renaissance History at Queen Mary University of London.

Domestic Bursar: Renato Parente 

Maintenance Officer: Fulvio Astolfi

Cleaning staff: Donatella Astolfi & Alba Coratti

Donatella began part-time in 2001 becoming full-time in 2003, cleaning the library and BSR public spaces.
Alba has worked at the BSR since 1993 and currently looks after the north wing studios and study bedrooms in the east wing.

Cooks: Luca Albanese, Dharma Wijesiriwardana

Residence Assistant & IT Support: Giuseppe Pellegrino

Peppe started working at the BSR in 1999. Since 2002 he has been responsible also for the technical equipment of the Sainsbury Lecture Theatre.

Residence Assistant: Antonio Palmieri

Research Fellows of the British School at Rome

Joan Barclay Lloyd
The architecture and decoration of medieval churches and monasteries in Rome, c. 1050-c. 1320

Maria Cristina Biella
Giving voice to an ancient city: the case of Falerii Veteres

Raffaella Bucolo
The Antiquities Collection of the Villa Wolkonsky in Rome

Roberta Cascino

Trade and commerce in Rome’s hinterland in the early and middle Republican period: material culture approaches

Patrizia Cavazzini
The art market and display of works of art in Roman houses in seventeenth-century Rome; artists at the papal court

Francesco Maria Cifarelli
Archaeology of Lazio and the suburbium of Rome

Amanda Claridge
City of Rome

Roberto Cobianchi
‘Lo temperato uso delle cose’. The patronage of the Franciscan Observance in Renaissance Italy

Maria Giuseppina Di Monte
Theory and history of contemporary art

Elizabeth Fentress
Roman archaeology

Stefania Gerevini
‘Liaisons dangereuses’: art, identity and conflict in medieval Venice, Genoa and the eastern Mediterranean

Inge Lyse Hansen
Role-playing and role-models in Roman imperial art; late Roman funerary art; provincial identity and patronage in the Greek east

Andrew Hopkins
Architectural patronage between Venice and Rome in the seventeenth century

Clare Hornsby
Cardinal Alessandro Albani (1692–1779), ‘Father of the Grand Tour’: his relations with the British in the art market and in diplomacy in 18th century Rome

Young-Chae Kim
Agrarian legislation and changes in land ownership during the Roman Revolution

David Knipp
The Presence of Syrian Greeks at S. Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo 1143–93

Simon Martin
From peasants into sportsmen: sport and the development of modern Italy

Guido Petruccioli
The collecting and trade of antiquities in late nineteenth- and early twentienth-century Rome: the John Marshall and Edward Perry Warren Archives

Renato Sebastiani
The archaeology of Portus

Maurice Whitehead
The archives of the Venerable English College

Karin Wolfe
The Venetian painter Francesco Trevisani 

Honorary Fellows of the British School at Rome

Professor Gilda Bartoloni

Professor Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri

Dr Angelo Bottini

Mr Peter Brown CBE

Professor Andrea Carandini

Professor Filippo Coarelli

Professor Francesco D’Andria

Professor Stefano De Caro

Professor Paolo Delogu

Lady Egerton

Professor Emanuela Fabbricotti

Professor Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai

Professor Anna Gallina Zevi

Professor Pier Giovanni Guzzo

Mr Robert Jackson

Professor Adriano La Regina

Professor Eugenio La Rocca

Dr Tersilio Leggio

Professor Paolo Liverani

Professor David Marshall

Professor Fergus Millar

Avv. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

Professor Massimo Osanna

Professor John Osborne

Dr David Woodley Packard

Professor Paola Pelagatti

Professor Lorenzo Quilici

Professor Stefania Quilici Gigli

Dr Anna Maria Reggiani

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, KG

Mr Michael Stillwell

Professor Mario Torelli

Professor Fausto Zevi



Slideshow images by: Antonio Palmieri; Natalie Arrowsmith; Natalie Arrowsmith; Natalie Arrowsmith; Peter Campbell.