Professor Ellen Swift studied at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London for her BA, MA, and PhD.
Grant-funded research undertaken by Ellen as Principal Investigator includes a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2013, and AHRC project ‘Roman and Late Antique Artefacts from Egypt’ in 2017-19. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
Ellen has wide research interests in artefact studies, the late to post-Roman transition in the West, and Roman and late antique art. She has worked on artefacts from both the north-western provinces of the Roman empire, and from Roman and Late Antique Egypt.
Ellen is part of the 'Artefacts and Society' and the 'Ancient History and Archaeology of Egypt' research clusters.
Ellen teaches Roman archaeology, Roman art, and late antiquity.