Ian Ralston OBE, MA, PhD, DLitt, FRSE, FSA, FSA Scot, MIFA
Abercromby Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology and Head of School
- Head of School
Room 2M.27, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot PlaceTelephone: 0131 650 2370
Office hours: Available anytime by appointment – (via email)
I studied under Professor Stuart Piggott at Edinburgh University, and was appointed to a Research Fellowship and then a Lectureship at Aberdeen University (1974-1985). Thereafter I joined this University’s Department of Archaeology. Between 1990 and 2000 I was Director of the Centre for Field Archaeology, the University’s applied archaeological unit, which is now in the private sector as CFA Archaeology Ltd.
In 1998, I was promoted to a personal Chair in Later European Prehistory. In 2012, I was appointed to the Abercromby Chair of Prehistoric Archaeology. Outwith the University, I have held a number of senior administrative roles, and was until recently Chair of the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel.
- Chair, Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (to December 2011)
- Member, Steering Committee, Scottish Archaeological Research Framework since 2008
- Associate, CNRS-UMR 8546, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris
Full website: www.ianralston.co.uk