School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Robert Leighton


Senior Lecturer


Contact information
Address: Room 02M.13, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 8197
Office hours: Wednesday 11am-1pm or by email arrangement
  • Archaeology Graduate Officer

Following my first degree (MA) in Archaeology (1978), I obtained a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh (1983) and spent the next ten years living mostly in Italy, with an M. A. Cotton Fellowship (1984-85) and a Leverhulme study abroad studentship (1985-87) in Rome, followed by teaching contracts in Rome (1988-90) and Venice (1989-92), freelance work and periods of fieldwork in Sicily. I became a lecturer at Edinburgh in 2002, then senior lecturer (2007).