Sheaf Bank Business Park
ExpertiseDirector Research Specialist
I first started working for Wessex Archaeology in 2010 as a fieldwork Project Manager for the Sheffield office. After a spell running the northern office’s newly formed Heritage Consultancy team, I started to specialise in post-excavation analysis, reporting and publication in 2013. I was appointed Research Director in 2016 and now lead the research, post-excavation and finds teams across all of the offices.
I have had a varied and interesting career in archaeology and, after completing my degree in the subject, I worked as a fieldwork site assistant, progressing on to direct and manage excavations including large road schemes as well as writing and editing the resulting publications. I also had a spell as county curator for West Yorkshire advising local planning authorities on archaeological issues as well as acting as statutory consultee for a number of major infrastructure projects across the Yorkshire region. All this experience has given me a unique view of both commercial archaeology and a clear understanding of the needs of clients, consultants and curators.
I aim to make sure that our work is useful and helps to inform academics, researchers and the wider public about our sites and discoveries. I am constantly looking for new ways of doing this. It’s amazing to work in an industry where new discoveries are made every day - it’s both challenging and motivating to keep improving our expertise, and our processes, techniques and services.
When I’m not working, I enjoy walking, reading and binge-watching boxsets.