Team members

dee.dyas@york.ac.uk's picture
Co-director

Dee is Reader in the History of Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture and the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York. Her research interests and publications have focused primarily on the history, experience and significance of pilgrimage from the earliest centuries to the present day and the interaction of Christian belief and practice with Western culture, especially literature and art.

kate.giles@york.ac.uk's picture
Co-director

Kate is a specialist in historic buildings, combining her role in the Centre with leading an MA programme and supervising PhD students in the Department of Archaeology and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

louise.hampson@york.ac.uk's picture
Research and Impact Officer

Louise read Medieval English and History at Birmingham University, has an MA In Archive Administration from UCL and a PhD in History of Art from York. She joined the Centre in 2009, having worked in partnership previously through her role at York Minster. Louise's PhD at York was on the history of the stained glass of York Minster c.1450-1802 and she is in the process of turning her thesis into a monograph. She has published on York Minster in the sixteenth century as well as on the use of digital modelling in research and interpretation.

patrick.gibbs@york.ac.uk's picture
Head of Technology

Patrick graduated from the University of York with an MSc in Archaeological Information Systems, and has worked for The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture since 2003. He provides design and technical expertise for the creation of C&C's digital resources and interpretation outputs.

vicky.oulton@york.ac.uk's picture
Project Manager

Vicky joined Christianity and Culture in September 2018 as Project Manager, coordinating the planning, management and delivery of the Centre's research and consultancy projects.

james.osborn@york.ac.uk's picture
Digital Technology Specialist

James graduated from the University of York with an MA in Medieval Archaeology. He has over 10 years experience in field archaeology with a shift in focus towards digital heritage in the last 3 years. His work with The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture began on the 'Becket Connection' project in 2018.

candc-admin@york.ac.uk's picture
Centre Administrator

Laura joined the team in 2019 as the Centre Administrator. She supports the day-to-day running of the office, manages the social media accounts and helps Vicky with finances.