He graduated from the Goethe German Language Highschool in his hometown; between 2002 and 2005 he studied Archaeology, Historical Geography and Ancient History at the Rhenish Frederick William’s University in Bonn, Germany. In 2010 he completed his Master’s degree at the New Bulgarian Universtity, Sofia, where in 2015 he obtained his PhD. He specialized in Classical Archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and Underwater Archaeology at the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology under the Auspices of UNESCO in Zadar, Croatia. Dragomir Garbov is a member of the Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists, the European Association of Archaeologists, the Australian Archaeological Association, the Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.
Dr. Dragomir Garbov has been a CUA affiliate researcher since 2013. His academic work is concentrated in the fields of landscape and maritime archaeology with a focus on the evolution of coastal communities and their various interactions with the sea. Dr. Garbov has directed and participated in multiple scientific and commercial archaeological projects in Bulgaria and Australia. He is the research director of the underwater archaeological excavations of the St. Nicholas bay shipwreck in Chernomorets, Bulgaria and a deputy director of the Bulgarian team on the Black Sea MAP international research project. He has authored numerous scientific publications.