Magdalena (Magda) Wachnik
Magdalena has an MA in archaeology, with a specialization in the conservation of archaeological relics, which was attained from Nicholaus Copernicus University in Poland. She produced high quality illustrations for this university for 6 years and for last 10 years for OA South Graphics Office.
Her duties cover a wide range of types of finds drawings from many archaeological periods. She has a keen interest in photography. This began with an extensive course in practical photography at Art School which has been extended through a further course at University. Her illustrations and photographs contribute to over 20 OA publications.
Since she become Graphics Office Manager, in addition to regular Archaeological Illustrator duties, Magdalena is supervising the daily work of the graphics team; interfacing with printers, typesetters, and project managers to facilitate production of various types of publication; and dealing with publication and copyright issues.
Ianto Wain has over 20 years' experience as a professional archaeologist and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). He has extensive experience in heritage management and environmental impact assessment (EIA). He has completed numerous EIAs of large-scale infrastructure, housing, energy, commercial and linear projects, including West Coast Main Line, HS1, South-West Oxfordshire Reservoir, Merthyr Village, Exeter Science Park and road schemes including M1, M20, M25, M40 and A11. He also has Public Inquiry Expert Witness experience.
In addition to his EIA specialism he has a strong track record in historic landscape research and analysis, urban surveys, characterisation surveys and the preparation of management proposals for archaeological monuments. He has carried out condition and management surveys for a wide range of archaeological monuments including Stonehenge, Avebury World Heritage site and Maiden Castle. He managed and had significant input into the Oxford Archaeological Database (a major review of the archaeology of the historic city of Oxford) and has recently completed the management of a number of large-scale strategic policy reviews for English Heritage, a review of the use of Historic Landscape Characterisation in the Irish Republic for the Heritage Council of Ireland, and a review of potential cumulative impacts for the construction of offshore windfarms.
Angela holds a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying, and following several years working in reactive and planned maintenance, she changed careers and worked in archaeological fieldwork, followed by archival collections. In between digging, Angela gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History from the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. She joined OA's Buildings Archaeology department in 2014 and has carried out building investigation and recording projects on buildings ranging from country houses to gasholders and has also produced numerous heritage statements and impact assessments. In 2020, Angela gained an MSc in Building Conservation from the Weald and Downland Living Museum, validated by the University of York.
Helen has worked with Heritage Burial Services at OA since 2006, having graduated from Bournemouth University with a BSc in Archaeology and an MSc in Osteoarchaeology. She is also a member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO).
Helen has worked on a wide variety of field and post-excavation burials projects, dating from the prehistoric to the early modern periods. She has considerable experience in the analysis of both cremated and inhumed human bone, and has contributed to numerous reports and publications. Her main areas of interest are post-medieval palaeopathology and peri-mortem trauma.
Some of Helen’s key projects include the analysis and publication of an assemblage of decapitated skeletons from Viking age mass grave in Weymouth, and the excavation and analysis of over 1000 Anglo-Saxon and medieval skeletons from the cemetery of St Augustine, Stoke Quay, Ipswich. She has worked on numerous post-medieval cemetery projects, including St Paul’s, Hammersmith, the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and St Peter-le-Bailey, Oxford, and in 2009, she was involved in the mass grave excavation and osteological analysis of 250 Australian and British soldiers killed in the Battle of Fromelles in 1916.
Robin started work in commercial archaeology in and around Sheffield in 2005. Following completion of his Masters degree, he began work with OA in 2012 where he has building his experience in the field, and with graphics and geomatics.
Head of Post-Excavation, OAS
Leo Webley completed his PhD research on the social archaeology of the household in Iron Age Denmark at the University of Cambridge in 2002. He then worked in development-led archaeology, first at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and then as a Senior Project Manager (post-excavation) for Oxford Archaeology. During this time, he was involved in the analysis and publication of numerous prehistoric sites in southern Britain.
In 2008 he was appointed as a research associate at the University of Reading for the project British and Irish prehistory in their European context. He joined the Tracing Networks team at the University of Leicester in 2012, before becoming a research associate at the University of Bristol.
Leo returned to Oxford Archaeology in 2016 as Head of Post-excavation for the Oxford office. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Oxford Regional Manager
Ken has over 20 years' experience in professional archaeology and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA). After graduating in 1986 with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, Ken worked as a geologist before transferring to archaeology in 1988.
Since joining Oxford Archaeology in 1995, Ken has managed a wide range of archaeological projects, including large-scale mineral extraction schemes, housing developments, pipelines and road schemes. He was Project Manager for the archaeological fieldwork at Terminal 5 and has also been Project Manager for a number of other fieldwork projects at Heathrow, Stansted and Edinburgh Airports.
Ken has particular experience in the management of complex archaeological mitigation schemes within large-scale infrastructure works, development of innovative and cost-effective approaches to archaeological mitigation, implementation of digital recording systems, databases and GIS analysis and the provision of archaeological planning advice. Ken is also a qualified Health and Safety Advisor and helps co-ordinate and implement health and safety policy at OA South.
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