City Business Park
ExpertiseCoastal & Marine
I am one of the most experienced marine archaeologists in the UK and as Wessex Archaeology’s Diving Superintendent and former diver in the oil and gas and civil engineering sectors, I have led many archaeological diving projects for clients such as Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and various offshore developer and port authority clients My specialisms lie in shipwreck sites, aircraft crash sites, preserved historic vessels of all types, intertidal archaeological sites, monitoring of dredging and other works and desk-based research and assessments. Recent projects have included capital dredging for the new London Gateway Port and dredging work to prepare for the arrival of new aircraft carriers in Portsmouth. Major aircraft crash site investigations have included: the near-intact Dornier 17 found on the Goodwin Sands; a Ju 88 found during dredging for DP World London Gateway Port; and the survey and recovery of B17 wreckage found during investigations for a windfarm.
In my spare time, I am a committed volunteer and am currently an archaeological advisor to a group of vocational divers investigating the 16th century Dunwich Bank Protected Wreck site. I am also co-leading a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary project on the 1917 loss of the South African troopship SS Mendi. This project was shortlisted for the 2017 Europa Nostra award in the field of education.
I am currently training as a commercial drone pilot and will operate Wessex Archaeology’s UAV fleet for both terrestrial and intertidal surveys.