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I lead on the development of research projects and studentships with collaborative partners in Higher Education and the wider archaeology sector for MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), the only archaeology unit that is a UKRI Independent Research Organisation.

I was previously Business Development Executive (Heritage) at the University of Leicester, developing collaborative research, consultancy, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and contract research projects between organisations in the heritage sector and academic staff in the Schools of Archaeology & Ancient History, History, Arts, and Museum Studies. These knowledge exchange activities ensure that teaching and research into heritage and the historic environment continues to inform, and be informed by, professional practice.

I undertook my PhD at Leicester’s Centre for Historical Archaeology, in the School of Archaeology & Ancient History, where I contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Historical Archaeology. Before coming to Leicester I was Senior Archaeologist in the Built Heritage department at MOLA and previously worked for archaeology units across Britain. I am a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and Hon. Secretary of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology.

Education

PhD in Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester, 2015

MA in Historical Archaeology, University of Bristol, 2003

BA (Hons) in Archaeology, University of Durham, 2002

Other Publications

As a member of PublicArchaeology2015. 2017. ‘Archaeology of Austerity: A Line Across London’. In LivingMaps Review No. 3.

2011. The impact of the railways in the East End 1835-2010: historical archaeology from the London Overground East London line. Museum of London Archaeology.

With A Birchenough, N Elsden and H Lewis, 2009 (rev, 2nd ed 2010). Tracks through time: archaeology and history from the East London Line Project. Museum of London Archaeology.

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    Memberships

    Hon. Research Fellow, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester

    Hon. Secretary of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

    Full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

    Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

    Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA), member of the Society for Historical Archaeology, and Oral History Society.

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