Leigh Allen

Leigh Allen

Finds Manager

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01865 980720
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Leigh has a BA (Hons) in ancient history and archaeology from Nottingham University, a post-graduate diploma in practical archaeology from Oxford University, department of Extramural Studies, and over 25 years of experience in professional archaeology.

Head of the finds department at OA South since 1989, Leigh manages the processing, cataloguing,  short-term curation, and deposition of all finds assemblages from all sites excavated by OA South. She liaises with project managers, specialists both internal and external, conservators and landowners to ensure the efficient, cost effective and secure progress of the finds from excavation through to deposition.

Leigh also produces assessment and publication reports on late medieval/post-medieval metalwork, worked bone (of all periods) and Roman ceramic building material.

Leigh Allen

Leigh Allen

Finds Manager

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Leigh has a BA (Hons) in ancient history and archaeology from Nottingham University, a post-graduate diploma in practical archaeology from Oxford University, department of Extramural Studies, and over 25 years of experience in professional archaeology.

Head of the finds department at OA South since 1989, Leigh manages the processing, cataloguing,  short-term curation, and deposition of all finds assemblages from all sites excavated by OA South. She liaises with project managers, specialists both internal and external, conservators and landowners to ensure the efficient, cost effective and secure progress of the finds from excavation through to deposition.

Leigh also produces assessment and publication reports on late medieval/post-medieval metalwork, worked bone (of all periods) and Roman ceramic building material.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen

Project Manager

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01865 980734
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Tim has directed and written up archaeological excavations for OA for over 30 years. His excavation projects include pipelines, road schemes, urban redevelopment, mineral extraction, housing, and work in modern cemeteries. The largest and most complex of these have been the Abingdon Vineyard Redevelopment, Eton Rowing Course, the A2 Pepperhill to Cobham Road Widening in Kent, and the Rocade Briochine at St Brieuc in Brittany. He has also directed research excavations and surveys built around public participation for the Earth Trust at Little Wittenham in Oxfordshire.

Tim acted as the Highways Agency’s Archaeological Advisor on the A13 Thames Gateway DBFO scheme and for the SW Framework Environmental Consultancy for proposed dualling schemes in Cornwall. He provided the Cultural Heritage contribution to the A2 Pepperhill to Cobham EIA. He has also been consultant to the Vale of White Horse District Council, Eton College, and several developers.

Tim is an experienced publicist of archaeology through open days, exhibitions, popular publications, web pages, public lectures and talks, promotional films, TV and radio. Tim has an MA and BA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Oxford, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).

Katrina (Kat) Anker

Katrina (Kat) Anker

Project Manager

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01865 980733
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Katrina has worked for Oxford Archaeology since 2004 and has over 15 years' experience in professional archaeology in the UK and abroad. As well as being OA South's Contracts Manager, she also manages a portfolio of projects. She has a particular interest in early Roman Britain and the archaeology of World War II.

Katrina holds a PG Dip in Forensic Archaeology from Bournemouth University and an MA in Classical Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).

Edward Biddulph

Edward Biddulph

Project Manager

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01865 980777
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Edward Biddulph graduated with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from UCL Institute of Archaeology in 1995, staying on to complete an MA in Archaeology in 1996. His professional career began as a field archaeologist in Bedfordshire, and he subsequently worked in Essex on the Roman pottery from Elms Farm, Heybridge. Edward joined Oxford Archaeology in 2001.

 

As a Senior Project Manager, Edward is responsible for setting up and managing post-excavation projects, and editing and delivering reports for clients and publication. Edward continues to work as a Roman pottery specialist, and has worked on many assemblages, most recently pottery from the Thameslink project and the Aylesbury Berryfields development. His research interests include samian ware, Roman cemeteries, and cultural evolution. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA), a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), and a committee member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery.

Matt Bradley

Matt Bradley

Project Manager

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01865 980723
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07584 501 617
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Matt has been involved with archaeology for over twenty years. He has a BA in Archaeology from UCL Institute of Archaeology (1992) and an MSc in GIS from UCL’s Department of Geomatic Engineering (1998). He has worked on a wide variety of sites in the UK, Europe and in the Middle East. He has been Head of Geomatics since 2006 and has worked in the Geomatics Department at OA since its inception in 2001.

He contributes to most projects at OA South which involve historic landscape survey and metric survey of earthworks and buildings, as well as many that concern heritage management and environmental assessment. Among other innovations, he has been involved with developing the application of GIS and LiDAR data for archaeological use. This has given him comprehensive experience of applying geomatics to heritage and archaeology.

Richard (Mini) Brown

Richard (Mini) Brown

Project Manager

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01865 980728
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Richard has been a professional archaeologist since joining Oxford Archaeology in 1985. As a Senior Project Manager, Richard is responsible for managing fieldwork and post-excavation projects. Significant projects managed by Richard include works on Ebbsfleet International Railway Station on High Speed 1, the western section of Crossrail and several road-schemes. Richard’s projects are mainly incorporated within complex infrastructure and large urban development works, although he is also responsible for work related to the Royal Households and has a background in castle and chateau excavation, including Windsor Castle and the Chateau de Falaise. Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Carl Champness

Carl Champness

Project Manager

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01865 980788
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Carl joined Oxford Archaeology in 2004 as a supervisor, after working for various archaeological units since graduating in 1999. He has worked on many of the large infrastructure projects over this time, including High Speed 1, Framework Archaeology, M25, Crossrail and Thameslink. He has also been lead geoarchaeologist for several nationally important early prehistoric wetland sites in London, Carlisle and East Sussex. He has managed a broad range of excavation projects, including Bexhill Gateway Road, St Cross College, Oxford and Whitchurch. He also has an extensive publication record and has been involved in several long-term research projects (COSMIC, TRIALS and NHPP).

Carl holds a BA (Hons) from University of Wales, Lampeter, and a MSc in geoarchaeology from Reading. He actively promotes archaeological outreach through public talks, articles and open days. Carl is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).

John Cotter

John Cotter

Project Officer

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01865 980790
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John graduated from Lancaster University in 1981 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). An early interest in medieval archaeology, artefacts, and pottery in particular has been followed by nearly 35 years employment as a medieval and post-medieval pottery specialist, and sometimes illustrator. His specialist area is the pottery of south-east England although he also writes reports on clay tobacco pipes and ceramic building material. He is an active member of the Medieval Pottery Research Group. Other interests include Egyptology.

John was lucky enough to work in Italy in the early 1980s for the British School at Rome. On returning to England he continued working as a pottery specialist, first for Colchester Archaeological Trust and then, for 15 years, at Canterbury Archaeological Trust before joining OA in 2005 in the same capacity. This earlier employment resulted in the authorship of a number of research publications including a corpus of medieval and later pottery from Colchester excavations, and monographs on pottery from Canterbury and Dover, as well as numerous smaller published reports on a range of ceramic topics. John continues in this role for OA South, assessing and reporting on pottery and other ceramic material from OA’s excavations across southern England and sometimes further afield.

Anne Dodd

Anne Dodd

Strategic Delivery Officer

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01865 980709
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Anne is a member of the Corporate Management Team of Oxford Archaeology. She works across the Group on strategic development, particularly in the areas of training, process improvement and post-excavation.

Anne graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in English, and after a first career in Human Resource Management, she took the post graduate Diploma in Archaeology at the university. She led OA South's post-excavation teams from 1999 until 2016, when she moved into her new Corporate Management role. During her time as Head of Post-Excavation she managed, edited and contributed to a number of OA's key publications on Oxford and the Thames Valley, including 'Oxford before the University' and the Thames through Time series.

Since 2012 Anne has also been working with Oxford University Department for External Studies at Rewley House to develop and deliver a comprehensive programme of Historic Environment training to address skills and capacity shortages in the wider sector. She also represents OA on the sector working group to develop Trailblazer apprenticeships for the historic environment and is member of the team producing the Historic Towns Atlas of Oxford.

Mike Donnelly

Mike Donnelly

Project Officer

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01865 980857
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Mike has been working in the field of flint analysis since 1994. He has conducted the excavation, analysis and publication of lithics assemblages from Britain, France and Cyprus. He has excavated over 300 in situ lithic scatters/knapping floors and has conducted detailed analysis on several important assemblages of flint, including the Arran Water Ring Main scheme, Scotland, the Dagenham Beam Washlands Scheme, London, and the Guildford late Upper Palaeolithic site.

His current major project is the full analysis of 450,000 flints from around 250 flint scatters at Bexhill in Sussex, one of Europe’s most important preserved early Holocene landscapes. He has presented papers/posters at several conferences, including at the XVII World UISPP congress, Burgos, Spain (2014), at the Mesolithic In Europe, Belgrade, Serbia (2015), and in 2016 at the Paleo 20/20 in London and at Lithics society, Oxford. He will be teaching flint handling and analysis at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education in 2017.

Stacey Farrell

Stacey Farrell

Human Resources

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01865 980704
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Stacey graduated from the University of South Wales in 2002 with a BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management and she is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

A HR and Training Practitioner with over 14 years’ experience in Human Resources and Training and Development, Stacey has worked in Education, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Healthcare and the Police.

Stacey joined Oxford Archaeology in July 2014 and as Group HR Officer, her role is to support the delivery of the human resources function. She is commercially focused and has a passion for personal and organisational success.

Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Project Manager

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01865 980737
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Ben graduated from Reading University in 1990 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology. He joined Oxford Archaeology in 1996, and serves as a Senior Project Manager and Term Contract Manager for the Historic Royal Palaces. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Ben has particular strengths in the management, organisation, execution and delivery of large and medium scale excavation and post-excavation projects on urban, and built environment sites where archaeological work has to dovetail with that of demolition/remediation and construction contractors. He has a good understanding of how archaeology relates to, and affects, other disciplines, and can communicate well with all project stakeholders, such as engineers, architects, local authorities, and English Heritage.

His many years in the profession allow him to be highly versatile, maintain a clear focus on the implications of time and budgetary constraints, and deliver high quality from a project’s conception to its completion.

Stuart Foreman

Stuart Foreman

Project Manager

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01865 980736
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07748 308 521
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Stuart graduated from from Durham University in 1990 with a  BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Field Archaeologists (MCIfA). He joined Oxford Archaeology in 1997 after an early career as a field archaeologist in Essex and elsewhere in the UK.

His range of experience includes environmental impact assessments, field surveys, evaluations, excavations and building recording. He has training and experience in expert witness work and extensive practical experience of designing mitigation and preservation schemes, including codes of construction practice. He is particularly experienced in managing archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects on major transport infrastructure schemes, such as OA's commitment to High Speed 1, the A30 Bodmin to Indian Queens Roadscheme, and the London Gateway Port.


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