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 (2012-2016) 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 published as a monograph in the Late Antique Archaeology Supplementary Series (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020). For my junior postdoctoral research (2018-2022), awarded with a scholarship by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), I 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. The results were published in numerous articles and as a monograph in The Archaeology of Northern Europe Series (Turnhout: Brepols, 2023). For my senior postdoctoral project (2022-2025), also funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), I turn to stone domestic buildings in the Roman North-West. In 2023, part of this research has been carried out as a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture (CSCA) and the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge.
Teaching assistant for Provincial Roman Archaeology and Mediterranean Roman archaeology.