Ellie studied at Manchester University and more recently Bristol, gaining a distinction for M.A. in Archaeology and Screen Media. As a student she has worked on the Stonehenge Riverside project and abroad in Africa. Her most recent work was in conjunction with the National Trust and Bristol University. It was based on an excavation of the lost wing of William Wordsworth’s Lake District Mansion, Allan Bank. She looked at the biography of the house through time, as she believes strongly that objects and architecture, as people do, gather time, movement and change.