Alex gained his PhD at Cardiff University in 2016 looking at how we can understand Late Bronze Age and Iron Age society in the Thames Valley, following both his BA (Hons) and MA in Archaeology, also at Cardiff University. He joined Oxford Archaeology later in 2016 as a Project Officer in the Post-Excavation department. This role includes the analysis of predominantly prehistoric sites after they have been excavated, compiling information from specialist reports, and writing up assessments and publications.
His special interests are all aspects of the Bronze Age and Iron Age. He is also interested in the use of ethnography in archaeological analysis and how we can integrate all parts of the archaeological record to help understand prehistoric societies.
Alison holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of York and an MA in Reseach in Archaeology from the University of Reading. She has been with the buildings department at OA since 2006 and has carried out many archaeological surveys and heritage statements with impact assessments on a wide variety of projects, among them brick-built motorway bridges, royal palaces, and castles. Alison also undertakes some post-excavation work on building materials, particularly bricks and architectural stonework.
Strategic Delivery Officer
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 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 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 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.
Deirdre holds a BA in Archaeology from University College, Cork, and an MA in Buildings Archaeology from the University of York. She has been with the buildings department at OA since 2008 and in this time has contributed to many of the department's important conservation management plans, and carried out extensive archaeological surveys at sites such as the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace.
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.
Mark began his career in commercial archaeology in 2003, having studied ancient history and archaeology at university, followed by a Masters in osteology. In 2004, he joined the fieldwork team at OA South, and following a brief three-month break to travel in 2008, he moved into the burial department.
Mark's work combines analysing skeletons in the lab, writing reports, and excavation in the field on both burials and non-burial sites.
Jonathan (Jon) Gill
Jon has worked in Oxford Archaeology’s Historic Buildings Department since 1998, and he particularly specialises in the investigation of post-medieval and modern buildings. He holds a BA in Architecture, as well as a Masters Degree in Industrial Archaeology from the Ironbridge Institute, and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
Jon helps to coordinate the overall department’s workload, as well as manages individual projects, undertakes on-site investigations, writes reports and tenders for new work. He undertakes a wide range of projects, including conservation management plans, impact assessments, environmental statements, large-scale building recording prior to developments, and small-scale assessments to assist in planning applications. While with OA, Jon has worked on scheduled Cold War sites, Royal Palaces, airfields, industrial complexes, gunpowder factories, grand country houses, and much more humble dwellings.
Chris is a senior project manager in the post-excavation department at OA South. His responsibilities are focused on the management of the final stages of projects: assessment and analysis of the results of excavations, and publication of a final report. This role involves focusing resources as efficiently as possible upon both the needs of our clients and relevant academic research questions.
Chris has worked at OA for over 14 years on projects ranging from an early Neolithic long house in Kent to the world’s first purpose-built office building, Somerset House in London. He has special interests in the prehistoric period, especially the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and in the use of quantitative methods in post-excavation analysis.
Chris has a BSc from the Institute of Archaeology in London and a PhD from Cambridge. He has worked on numerous excavations in Britain, France, Germany, Malta and Peru, and lectured for two years at the University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Executive Officer
Gill has worked for Oxford Archaeology since 1986, as a field officer and senior project manager at OA South, Regional Manager at OA North, and now as Chief Executive Officer. She has over 30 years’ experience of a variety archaeological projects of many periods, undertaken in the United Kingdom and overseas, and has a particular research interest in British Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and landscape. She has considerable experience of project management, post-excavation programmes, publication and consultancy work, including EIAs, large tenders and acting as an expert witness.
Gill has a degree in History and Archaeology from the University of Reading and a PhD from University College London. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). Gill is also a Trustee of the Rollright Trust, a Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and an Honorary Research Associate of the University of Oxford School of Archaeology.
Charlotte joined the post-excavation team at OA South in 2019.
Having been interested in history and archaeology from school days, Charlotte graduated with a BA in Classical and Historical Archaeology from the University of Sheffield in 2010. She developed a particular interest in the material culture of the medieval period and went on to complete an MA in Material Culture Studies, also at the University of Sheffield. She stayed on to undertake doctoral research, investigating late medieval book fittings archaeologically recovered from English monastic sites.
After gaining her PhD in 2016, and following a period of work with the university, she joined Archaeology South-East (UCL) in 2017 where, on joining the post-excavation team, she further developed her research and writing skills through the production of a wide variety of grey literature reports and publications.
Illustrator Project Officer
Sophie has a BA in Archaeology from the University of Bristol and an MA in Post-Excavation from the University of Leicester. She joined OA in 2006 after 6 years in a senior position at the Museum of London Archaeology Service’s drawing office, where she specialised in presenting heavily truncated and deeply stratified urban sites for publication, and also produced exhibition graphics for the museum.
Sophie is experienced at all aspects of archaeological graphics, and is a highly skilled finds illustrator, and while at OA has developed a method for producing digital finds illustrations.
Sophie has also been involved as an illustrator in various high-impact academic projects at the universities of Reading, Leicester and Oxford Brookes. In 2003 she was principal illustrator at the Çatal Höyük project in Turkey (Stanford/Cambridge Universities). Sophie is also an experienced archaeologist, having worked on sites across southern Britain, the Hebrides, Sicily and Zambia. She also has experience within human osteology and environmental archaeology.
Sophie is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), and a member of the CIfA's Graphics Special Interest Group.
Steve has experience at many levels of fieldwork, having been employed in professional archaeology since 1994. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Steve was responsible for the field direction of excavations of several large late Iron Age and Roman settlements. These include two large rural Roman ‘small towns’ and a villa complex. Each project was completed over periods of several months with large field teams, and included significant volunteer involvement that had to be managed as part of the excavations. Following fieldwork, Steve had a role in the analysis and publication of each site, and was the lead author for the Higham Ferrers and Thurnham Villa monographs.
Steve also has a wide range of project management experience, with notable large projects being the investigation of an important copper works at Swansea, carriage widening around the M25, and the ongoing excavations at Great Western Park, Didcot. Each of these have provided challenging programmes, deadlines, excavation conditions and archaeological remains, which have been successfully managed to provide project delivery to the clients.
Holding a BA in Archaeology and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Bristol, Louise has over 20 years' experience in the excavation and analysis of human remains from archaeological sites. As Head of Burials, Louise leads and manages a team dedicated to all aspects of burial archaeology, providing expert guidance, advice, consultancy and quality assurance on burial-related projects.
Louise directed the excavation and analysis of WWI mass graves in Fromelles, France and subsequently served on the Joint Australian and British Government identification board. She has contributed numerous osteology reports on assemblages both large and small and dating from prehistory to early modern, to publications, and has published on peri-mortem trauma. Louise is a member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIfA) and the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO), and is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading.