As a professional archaeologist, I am a member of the CIFA. Throughout my 30 year career, I have worked with museums, universities and commercial companies to deliver archaeological projects from initial assessment to final report. I have also directed a number of community excavations, presenting archaeology to the public through fieldwork, workshops and exhibitions. I have worked extensively throughout the North-West - Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire, and much further afield - Jersey, Nevis, Turkey, Jordan and the Falkland Islands.
Current and Past Projects
Hapton Big Dig - Co-directing the HLF-funded community excavation of a medieval tower, deer park and deserted hamlet near Burnley, Lancashire.
Nevis Heritage Project - Managing the post-excavation of excavation projects in Nevis, West Indies, for the Nevis Heritage Project, which is based at the University of Southampton
World War 1 Internment camp Jersey - Survey and field recording with Dr Gilly Carr of the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge, Professor Nick Saunders of Bristol University and Professor Harold Mytum, University of Liverpool August 2017
Satterthwaite, Cumbria - Field director for University of Liverpool in collaboration with Rusland Horizons, April-May 2018
North West Regional Research Frameworks - Revision of the Roman section, University of Salford 2017-18
Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative - Directed community excavation in Prescot Market Place, 2017, for the University of Liverpool.
Falklands Islands - Archaeological survey programme 1992-2015, carrying documentary and field surveys of ranching settlements, colonial period fortifications and settlements of French, Spanish and British periods in the Islands
Aerial photographic survey in Cheshire, Merseyside, West Lancashire - Directed the programme for RCHME and National Museums Liverpool (1987-2003)
Rainford Roots Community Archaeology Project - Directed this HLF-funded project in Rainford, St Helens (2012-2015)
Huxley Viking Silver Hoard - Directed the HLF-funded project for National Museums Liverpool.
Meols Project - Project manager, investigating and recording finds recovered from the North Wirral coast in the 19th and 20th centuries, resulting in publication by Oxford University
Roman Hoard Excavation
Rainford Roots Project
Roman Hoard Excavation