I am a UK-based archaeologist with an enthusiasm for delivering social benefits from all aspects of the archaeological process. I am passionate about historical archaeology, and in particular the ways in which the last 500 years of industrialisation has affected societies around the world.
This is my personal website and blog. It provides a bit of background about my career in archaeology and cultural heritage, links to publications and conference presentations, and information about some previous and current projects.
My main areas of professional interest and expertise include: historical and industrial archaeology, historic buildings, urban and industrial landscapes, colonialism, community archaeology and public heritage. I have considerable experience of managing archaeology and cultural heritage projects and organisations in several countries.
I am currently the Director of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust.
From 2010-2013 I was Principal Heritage Consultant at Nexus Heritage. Before that I spent ten years as Head of Archaeology and Monuments at the Ironbridge Gorge, where I ran the Museum's archaeological consulting and contracting unit and was also responsible for the care and curation of Scheduled Ancient Monuments, sites and historic landscapes, and archaeological collections in the World Heritage Site. The first decade of my career was spent working as a field archaeologist on 'the circuit', including five years as a Project Officer based in the north of England.
I was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2008. I am also a full Member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIfA), and served on the Institute's Council from 2009-2012.
I have published widely on various aspects of archaeology and heritage management, and have made numerous international conference contributions over many years. I have also made contributions to a variety of national and local television and radio programmes.
(Updated by Paul Belford on 3rd June 2013).
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