Research consultant and story developer for feature film company
Researcher for The National Trust
Project director and creative collaborator for Raising Horizonsexhibition (on behalf of TrowelBlazers).
Led Women Write Science workshop for British Science Week (British Science Foundation).
Consultant for Time STEAM project with Dr P. Hommel, Oxford University, building new networks for embedding prehistory teaching within UK primary curriculum.
Consultant for Heart(h) project to connect The School of Archaeology with the Oxford Playhouse theatre in exploring performative aspects of prehistoric craft and materials (with Dr Pete Hommel, funded by TORCH).
Interview for Stefan Milo history and anthropology YouTube channel.
Interview for Beatrice Hillman, novelist
Designed panels for National Trust at Avebury's Breaking Ground exhibition (on behalf of TrowelBlazers)
Scientific committee for SETI session at 43rd COSPAR Assembly (Committee on Space Research) Finding Life beyond Earth: Modern methods for technosignature searches
2018 Invited member of Anthropology Working Group for Breakthrough Listen project.
2016-18 Fellow of Society of Antiquities
2013-2015 Université de Bordeaux, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship
2013-11 University of Manchester, Honorary Research Fellow
2005-2012 Various seminars, invited lectures at Universities of Bristol, Derby, Chester, Sheffield.
PhD, University of Sheffield, 2010
MA Archaeology of Human Origins, University of Southampton, 2004
BA Archaeology, 2003
Academic publications (since 2015)
Hassett, B., Herridge, V., Wragg Sykes, R.M. and Pilaar Birch, S. 2018. TrowelBlazers: Accidentally crowdsourcing an archive of women in archaeology, In: Apaydin, V. and Johnston, J. (eds) Increasing Heritage Awareness through Participatory Public Archaeology. Springer.
Wragg-Sykes, R.M., Delvigne, V., Fernandes, P., Piboule, M., Lafarge, A., Defive, E., Raynal, J.P., 2017. “Undatable, unattractive, redundant”? The Rapavi silcrete source, Saint-Pierre-Eynac (Haute-Loire, France): challenges studying a prehistoric quarry-workshop in the Massif Central mountains. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports.
Wragg Sykes, R.M. and Will, Manuel. 2017. Guest Editorial – Silcrete as a lithic raw material in global context: geology, sourcing and prehistoric techno-economics. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Wragg Sykes, R.M. 2017. Isolation, Exploration or Seasonal Migration? Investigating technological organisation in the Late Middle Palaeolithic of Britain during Marine Isotope Stage 3. In Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change. (Eds. E. N. Robinson, F. Sellet). Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation. Springer.
Wragg Sykes, R.M. 2017. Neanderthals in the Outermost West: technological adaptation in the Late Middle Palaeolithic (re)-colonization of Britain, Marine Isotope Stage 4/3. Quaternary International.
Delvigne, V., Fernandes, P., Piboule, M., Chomette, D., Defive, E., Lafarge, A., Liabeuf, R., Moncel, M-H., Wragg Sykes, R., Raynal, J.P. 2016. Circulation du silex barrémo-bédoulien depuis le Paléolithique moyen de Vivarais en Velay par les monts du Mézenc. Ardeche Archeologie 33, 11-18
Ruebens, K and Wragg Sykes, R.M. 2016. Spatio-temporal variation in Late Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal behaviour: British bout coupé handaxes as a case study. Quaternary International.
Wragg Sykes, R.M., Riel-Salvatore, J., Pilaar Birch, S. 2015. Reconstructing hunter-gatherer mobility: building new inter disciplinary frameworks in the Quaternary- 1502P. Quaternary Perspectives 22 (1): 9.
Wragg Sykes, R.M. 2015. To see a world in a hafted tool: birch pitch composite technology, cognition and memory in Neanderthals. In Settlement, Society and Cognition in Human Evolution: Landscapes in the Mind. (Eds F. Coward, R. Hosfield, M. Pope, F. Wenban-Smith). Cambridge University Press