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Wessex Archaeology
Unit R6
Sheaf Bank Business Park
Prospect Road
S2 3EN


Research Specialist

I am an archaeologist with over 20 years experience currently working on the excavation of Sheffield Castle

I have been involved with research on Sheffield Castle since 2016 and led the field evaluation in 2018. I began my career working as an excavator on industrial sites in Sheffield, before widening my experience, investigating sites of varying types and date using a broad spectrum of techniques. For a time I led the Wessex Archaeology archiving team in Sheffield. I have written a large number of archaeological reports and publications including the monograph for Hornsea Project One https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/sites/default/files/field_file/The_Archaeology_of_Hornsea.%20V2.pdf and contributing to the book Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, Archives, Regeneration, 1927–2018. https://universitypress.whiterose.ac.uk/site/books/m/10.22599/SheffieldCastle/

With the work at the castle I hope to help tell the story of Sheffield and contribute to our emerging understanding of the identity of the modern city. As nothing is currently visible above ground it can be hard to remember the significance and size of the castle. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand this medieval power centre and to explore the castle and its iconic and transformative meaning for people today.