I graduated in Archaeology at Ghent University in 2015, specialising in Roman Mediterranean Archaeology. My Master thesis focussed on the location of Roman honorary statues on fora in Italy. In 2016 I obtained an FWO-scholarship (2016-2020) for my PhD on the spatial organization of economic buildings in Roman cities. The central research objective within my PhD is to conduct a topographical analysis of economic activities within Roman cities through the use of an integration of non-invasive and invasive archaeological methods. I aim to investigate how commercial buildings (e.g. tabernae, macella, horrea) and production buildings (workshops) were spatially organized and whether Roman cities were subjected to a planned or organically grown economic functional zoning during their urbanization. In my study I devote attention to the possibilities of non-invasive techniques in detecting econmic structures. My main focus is on the cities of Falerii Novi, Interamna Lirenas and Aquileia (all located in Italy). In my research I also use Space Syntax as a method to analyse the advantages/disadvantages of the locations of economic structures in the street network.