Old Sarum Park
I’ve had a long association with Wessex Archaeology, but joined in 2019 as Head of International Heritage Management. My role builds on my experience of working outside the UK to bring the skills of Wessex Archaeology to the wider world. I have worked in heritage management for over 25 years, with projects ranging from interpretation of Jordanian castles, to management plans of vast colonial fortifications on St Helena Island. In recent years I have been working on repurposing and conserving the whaling stations of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. I still carry out consultancy and management work in the UK and I have a particular interest in assessing significance. I have been the heritage masterclass tutor to the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2013.
My main motivation is putting together teams of exceptional people to do brilliant things. Heritage can make a hugely positive contribution to communities and to the environment and helping make this happen is a joy.
I am a Reader at the Centre for Remote Environments (University of Dundee). I have also recently been made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; I am also a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
I frequently give talks and lectures and, on occasion, appear on TV and radio. particularly in relation to my work on historic kitchens and food, I have recently been involved with interpretation of Neolithic food at Stonehenge and for 15 years I was part of the innovative Hampton Court Palace experimental kitchens project.