My interest in archaeology was originally inspired by visits to castles and cathedrals with my family, and by Indiana Jones! I came to London to read Medieval Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, and trained on sites in Sussex, Wiltshire and London.
Over the last 15 years I have worked on a number of different archaeological projects including the Monuments at Risk Survey in the East Midlands, the Grimes London Archive Project and the Thames Archaeological Survey, and overseas at sites in Israel, the Czech Republic and Romania. I have also worked at the Museum of London Archaeology Service (now MOLA); as the Archivist for the unit, as a field archaeologist on excavations, and as a foreshore and built heritage specialist, on sites across Greater London, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Somerset, Devon and Surrey. I recently completed an MA in Maritime Archaeology and am currently an Honorary Research Associate at UCL, and also the Cathedral Archaeologist for Southwark Cathedral.
I now work part-time for the Thames Discovery Programme and part-time for the National Trust, as the regional Archaeologist for Kent and East Sussex.