Funding success for Sheffield PhD student

Beatrice Triozzi

Italian student Beatrice Triozzi has been successful in gaining funding for her PhD studies at Sheffield from a Foundation in Italy.

Beatrice Triozzi, a first-year PhD student at Sheffield, has been awarded funding from the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo in Pescara (Italy), a non-profit organisation sponsoring social and historical projects in the Abruzzo region.  Beatrice's research is entitled ‘A Biocultural study of the Vestini population of Loreto Aprutino: Diet, Health, Status, and Identity in the 6th–4th centuries B.C. in Central-Southern Italy’.  She is being supervised at Sheffield by Pia Nystrom and Maureen Carroll.


When I started thinking about a PhD project, I knew that I wanted to study the past of my hometown, Loreto Aprutino (Italy). I have always been interested in understanding what we are, and how culture and the environment changed and shaped our body and our material culture. I am delighted that the Pescarabruzzo Foundation will fund part of my project. I am grateful to the Foundation because, with its help, I can make my project more scientifically significant and I can present new data on a little-known Iron Age population, the Vestini, to the international research community.

Beatrice Triozzi, Sheffield archaeology PhD student