I studied archaeology at Ghent University (2006-2010), specialising in Roman Mediterranean Archaeology. My Master dissertation focussed on the Roman baths in the Iberian Peninsula, contextualising the bathhouse of Ammaia (Portugal), excavated by an international team including Ghent University, in a larger regional framework. After a research stay as visiting scholar in the Academia Belgica in Rome and attending several excavation campaigns of the Eastern Baths in Leptis Magna (Libya) as member of the French Archaeological Mission (MAF - Libye), I obtained a BOF-scholarship to start a PhD on the evolution of public baths and bathing habits in Late Antiquity (AD 300 - 700). The geographical focus lay on the Italian Peninsula, North Africa and the Middle East. The results of this study have been publshed as a monograph in the Late Antique Archaeology Supplementary Series (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020). Currently, I have shifted my focus on the northwestern continental fringes of the Roman Empire, investigating the Roman baths and the evolution of bathing habits in northern Gaul. This project was awarded with a junior postdoctoral research grant by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, 2018-2021).
Teaching assistant for Provincial Roman Archaeology and Mediterranean Roman archaeology.