I am currently in my final months as an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
My key PhD research areas are the impact of Internet technologies on archaeology and cultural heritage, Public Archaeology, and the politics and sociology of community participation and social and participatory media. My thesis title is ‘Public Archaeology in a Digital Age’. I have a BA in Medieval Archaeology and an MA with distinction in Public Archaeology, both from the UCL Institute of Archaeology. I still have a soft spot for the early Medieval period in North Western Europe.
My recent work history:
From Feb – July 2013, I worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge Museums of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Zoology, on an AHRC-funded post-doc with the Connecting with Collections project. I have worked in the archaeological sector for a number of years. From 2008-2011, I was the archaeology outreach officer for the HLF-funded Thames Discovery Programme. The Thames Discovery Programme website was created by myself and Andy Dufton from L – P: Archaeology, and was awarded the 2010 British Archaeological Award for Best Representation of Archaeology in the Media. Prior to that I worked for a commercial archaeology unit which specialises in digital archaeology, L – P : Archaeology, where I was involved with the development of L-P’s pioneering and award-winning digital outreach project, the Prescot Dig.
Other things I do:
I am involved in a number of digital heritage projects. I am the co-founder of the Day of Archaeology, a global blogging project for archaeologists, who record a day in their working lives and share it online on one day in the summer. I have recently started a community archaeology group on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, the Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group.
I am an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage. I am an Honorary Research Assistant at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, where I am an active member of the UCL Archaeology & Communication Network, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology. I am also a council member of the British Archaeological Trust (RESCUE) and the Institute for Archaeologists Information Management Group.