I have provided teaching, training and mentoring for students and colleagues over many years. This has included a variety of ‘visiting lecturer’ roles, exploring a range of topics with postgraduate and undergraduate students. Some key themes have included:
More recently I have worked with Dr Gerry Wait to develop a series of workshops on archaeological ethics. Starting with a session at the annual Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) conference this has developed into a series of stand-alone workshops. Several of these were delivered remotely during 2020-21 as part of a strand of CIfA Continuing Professional Development.
I have a long-standing and deeply-held commitment to the widest possible public engagement with archaeology and cultural heritage.
One of my proudest achievements at the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust has been to restore outreach and engagement as a central part of our work. I have done this by creating a dedicated post, and increasing resources to support it. This has energised public engagement across all other departments too. I am pleased to have increased funding for this area of work by over 300% during the last eight years.
Prior to joining CPAT I had gained over 20 years' experience managing and delivering outreach and public engagement events and projects. These were often in areas of social and economic deprivation, and included:
Since the early 2000s I have also run a series of international training excavations and field schools. Highlights include:
cultural heritage • archaeology • landscape • environment