Old Sarum Park
As a member of the Research team at the Salisbury office, my role includes preparing reports for dissemination and analysing a range of finds.
My journey in archaeology started with a degree at University College London and two years working for a cultural heritage consultancy in Hong Kong. Upon returning to the UK, I gained experience in field archaeology, including a post as a Field Archaeologist for Wessex Archaeology in 2000. I then decided to focus on post-excavation processes, particularly artefact analysis, and have worked in this area ever since. My specialist work has been supported by a Master’s Degree in Ceramic and Lithic Analysis from the University of Southampton, and a PhD from Bournemouth University. My doctoral research was focussed on Iron Age pottery production around Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, examining raw material selection and the start of an important ceramic tradition in Britain.
During my time at Wessex Archaeology I have been lucky enough to work with a wide range of material culture, from Bronze Age bone pins found in Kent, to a Romano-British copper alloy cosmetic grinder from London and a World War II helmet from the Olympic Park stadium. Much of my work has been with assemblages from Kent and I work closely with my colleagues in our London & South East office, analysing the finds from the south-east, and helping to bring sites to publication.
I am Chair of the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group and aim to promote high standards in pottery studies and ensure the continued evolution of ceramic analysis. As a STEM Ambassador, I am passionate about using archaeology as a tool to help children engage with the STEM subjects and education more widely.