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).
Martyn has been a Senior Project Manager at OA since 2018. He manages the post-excavation of archaeological projects, bringing to conclusion the results of our fieldwork for clients, often to publication. Martyn specialises in the study of late Iron Age and Roman Britain, especially in the fields of rural settlement and agriculture, and he is an experienced zooarchaeologist (animal bone specialist). Martyn currently sits on the Britannia Editorial Committee for The Roman Society.
After gaining a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Winchester in 2004, Martyn went on to complete an MA in Osteoarchaeology at the University of Southampton in 2006, and then a PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2010. Before joining OA in 2017, Martyn worked for Historic England as a Research Assistant in Zooarchaeology and, between 2012 and 2016, was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Reading.
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.
Katrina (Kat) Anker
Oxford Regional Manager
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 Regional 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 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 trustee of the Study Group for Roman Pottery.
John started working in commercial archaeology in 2007 after graduating from the University of Nottingham. He joined OA as an Assistant Supervisor in 2009 and spent the first year of his OA career working in France. Since then he has worked on a variety of fascinating projects, including Crossrail, the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road and Thame Site F1.
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.
Kate graduated from University College London, institute of Archaeology, in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology, and immediately began work on large projects in central London as a field Archaeologist. Kate started at OA in the field in 2002 and joined the post-excavation department in 2005, first working on the Channel Tunnel Rail link project (HS1).
As a Project Officer, Kate has written and published many reports and articles and co-authored several monographs. She has also continued to work in the field on projects including the recovery and identification of World War I soldiers at Fromelles, Northern France, and the excavation of the medieval Greyfriars Friary during the development of the Westgate Centre in Oxford.
Kate is also a Roman pottery specialist and OA’s fieldwork photographer.
Head of Contracts and Business Development
Richard has been a professional archaeologist since joining Oxford Archaeology in 1985. As Senior Project Manager for twenty two years, Richard specialised in urban and infra-structure projects and has been responsible for managing fieldwork and post-excavation projects including HS1 (Whitehorse Stone, Ebbsfleet International Station, Southfleet Elephant), the western section of Crossrail (Old Oak Common, Paddington, Tottenham Court Road and Bond St Stations), HS2 (HS2 Central and HS2 North Built Heritage for COPA JV), and multiple road-schemes (A120, A5, A428). Richard also has a background in castle/chateau excavation (Chateau de Mayenne, Chateau de Falaise, Windsor Castle, Tower of London) and oversees work for the Royal Household (Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace, Windsor Castle, Clarence House, Kensington Palace).
As Head of Contracts and Business Development, Richard leads the tender team at OAS as well as co-ordinating and overseeing tenders across OA.
Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
Anni graduated in archaeology from the University of Liverpool in 2002 and spent a few years working in commercial archaeology. In 2008, she then became the British Museum's Finds Liaison Officer for Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, during which time she recorded over 17,000 mostly metal artefacts! Anni took a part-time MSc in Landscape Archaeology at Oxford and then, after 11 years, left the Finds Liaison Officer post to undertake a PhD in Iron Age and Roman coinage.
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).
Project Officer Environmental
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.