Suzie Thomas


Suzie is University Lecturer in Museology at the Department of Philosophy, Culture and Art Studies, at the University of Helsinki.

From March 2012-March 2014, Suzie worked as a Research Associate on Trafficking Culture, and before then worked for the Council for British Archaeology. She did her Bachelors degree in Archaeology and Prehistory at the University of Sheffield, before completing a Masters degree in Heritage Education and Interpretation and a PhD in Heritage Studies at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University.

Suzie’s key research interests are the illicit trade in antiquities, archaeology and metal detecting, and heritage and crime. She is also interested in community heritage and, more broadly, the role of the voluntary sector in heritage and museum research and activities. She is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.

Suzie is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of York. Until January 2014 she was a member of the Board of Directors for Archaeology Scotland.