Anastasia Leriou studied at the University of Athens, from which she graduated with an Honours BA degree in Greek Archaeology. After winning a scholarship by the Greek Archaeological Committee U.K., she went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. The title of the doctoral thesis, which was completed in 2005 is The Aegean presence in Cyprus during the period 1200-900 BC: a reassessment. She continued with post-doctoral research on Promoting ancient Cypriot heritage in Greece and Researching, promoting and communicating Cycladic archaeological heritage from the first travellers until the beginning of the 21st century, at the Department of Archaeology, University of Athens. Besides the GACUK scholarships, she has been awarded grants and scholarships by the British Academy, Arts & Humanities Research Board, the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Greek Ministry of Education), the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Council for British Research in the Levant and the Dorot Foundation. She has participated in archaeological surveys and excavations in Greece and Cyprus and has worked as a teaching associate at the University of Birmingham, a post-doctoral researcher and tutor at the University of Athens, a field archaeologist at the Greek Ministry of Culture and an academic supervisor at Ellinikes Ekdoseis/ Alexandros publications. Her main research interests, upon which she has published several studies, include Cypriot, Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology of the Late Bronze/ Early Iron Age, the archaeological heritage of the Cyclades, the history of archaeology, politics and/in archaeology, archaeologists and museums.