Hayley (Hayley) Foster
Hayley joined OA East in 2017 as our Zooarchaeologist. Hayley graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), an MA in Osteoarchaeology from University of Southampton and a PhD from the University of Exeter. Her PhD research involved studying butchery practices and dining habits from medieval castle faunal assemblages. Hayley has worked as a Zooarchaeologist since 2007 in Ireland, Turkey and the UK.
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.
Nicola supports OA East's contractual obligations and its staff through management of office resources, administration, premises and grounds maintenance, a compliant vehicle fleet, as well as personnel, finance and health and safety functions.
She joined the company in 1998, giving her many years of relevant experience, and prides herself in her organisational abilities. Nicola has a BA (Hons) from Middlesex Polytechnic.
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.
Nicholas (Nick) Gilmour
Senior Project Manager
Nick has worked in professional archaeology since 2004, and joined Oxford Archaeology in 2006. He holds an MA in Archaeology from Cambridge University and an MA in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton.
Nick’s archaeological interests are British prehistory, particularly the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Most of his field experience is around East Anglia, and he has extensive experience in fenland archaeology.
In his current role, he oversees excavations on site, and also coordinates post-excavation work and reporting. Some major projects include evaluation of a 205ha site in Kettering, Northamptonshire, and evaluation of a 60ha site in Newton-on-Trent, Lincolnshire.
Nick is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).
Steven (Steve) Graham
Steve has worked in commercial archaeology since graduating with a BA in Archaeology from the University of Birmingham in 2000. Steve has previously worked for archaeological units such as Birmingham Archaeology, Wessex Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology (PCA) before joining Oxford Archaeology (then CCC AFU) in 2002. Over the years, Steve has worked extensively in London, the Midlands, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia on a wide variety of site types in both urban and rural locations. In his current role, he oversees excavations on site along with post-excavation work and reporting. Despite the joys of outdoor work in the Cambridgeshire winter and the ever increasing list of personal aches and pains, Steve is still passionate about field archaeology and maintains that there is still no problem yet that can not be solved by the judicious use of a mattock. Steve is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (ACIfA).
Andrew (Andy) Greef
Senior Project Manager
Andy graduated from the University of York in 2007 with a BA in Archaeology. He joined Oxford Archaeology in 2012, and currently serves as a Senior Project Manager. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
In his current role, Andy oversees excavations on site, and also coordinates post-excavation work and reporting. As a Project Officer he directed a wide range of fieldwork projects including significant excavations of a large high status Iron Age settlement at Cressing, Braintree and part of a Roman roadside settlement in Bishop’s Stortford along with medieval and post-medieval excavations in Huntingdon, Norwich and Cambridge.
Illustrator Project Officer
Gillian joined Oxford Archaeology East in 2007, has almost 20 years experience in archaeological illustration, and pioneered her own style of digital finds illustration.
Gillian Greer (Gilmour) graduated in 1995 from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (Hons) in Archaeology with Palaeoecology and worked for the Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland (EHSNI) as an archaeological illustrator and finds conservator. Gillian studied graphic design at the London College of Printing in 1999 and began transitioning traditional pen and ink artwork to digital format via Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Alongside her artistic skills Gillian has a solid base of technical mapping software such as AutoCad and QGIS. She has created an in-house GIS map of Roman Britain, tailor making Roman landscape maps for each monograph she works on. In 2000 Gillian was awarded full membership of the former Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors, and is now a member of the CifA at MCifA level.
Richard holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and Archaeology from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Archaeology, also awarded by the University of Manchester. Richard has over 15 years' experience in archaeology and has been involved in many aspects of professional archaeology, including archaeological assessment, excavation, and post-excavation, as well as undertaking academic-based research. Richard has extensive experience in report writing and publication, and has been instrumental in the publication of a series of chronologically diverse projects, although his specialist interests presently reside with the Romano-British and prehistoric archaeology of Northern Britain.
As Post-Excavation Editor for OA North, Richard is responsible for the editing and authoring OA North excavation reports, academic papers, and monographs, as well as popular publications.
Katherine (Kat) Hamilton
Katherine graduated with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from UCL in 2004 and an MLitt in the History of Collections and Collecting from University of Glasgow in 2007. Since then, she has worked in commercial archaeology, joining OA East in 2011 as an assistant supervisor and taking over the role of Archives Supervisor in 2015. Highlights of Katherine’s time in Archives include working with Cambridgeshire County Council to re-catalogue and move its archaeological store to Deepstore facilities. She is also responsible for updating the online library and is the DSE assessor for OA East.
Outside archiving, Katherine’s interests include the early medieval in northern Europe, particularly the Vikings, and she has spent several years participating in research projects on Orkney. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Health and Safety Advisor
Anthony staring work at OA North in 2007 and moved to OA East in 2010. He graduated from York University in 2002 with a BSc in Archaeology and then in 2004 with an MSc in Zooarchaeology. He has worked on a number of large pipeline and infrastructure projects across the country.
Anthony has particular interests in the Late Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and aviation archaeology. He has worked on several significant flint scatters including the Mesolithic site at Stainton West, Carlisle, and a Mesolithic house on the Isle of Man at Ronaldsway airport. He was the project officer in charge of the excavation of a large in-situ Late Upper Palaeolithic site at Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. He led the excavation of the Holme Fen Spitfire, and has been involved with the excavation of P51D Mustang ‘Ellie May’ and Halifax Bomber LL587.
Outside of OA, Anthony is involved with the People of the Heath community excavation project at Petersfield Heath.
Ant is also Oxford Archaeology East’s health and safety advisor, and is an Associate of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (AIOSH). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).
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.
Toby graduated from the University of Leicester in 2007, and has since worked for various commercial archaeological units, predominently in East Anglia. He joined Oxford Archaeology East in 2013 and his current role sees him running writing reports for sites he ran in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. His archaeological interests are broad but he mainly focuses on the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods.
Malgorzata (Gosia) Kwiatkowska
Gosia graduated from University of Liverpool in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology of Ancient Civilisation and then in 2013 with an MA in Archaeology and joined Oxford Archaeology soon after. Since then she has worked on a large range of commercial projects including Roman and medieval rural settlements in Suffolk and Norfolk, and she oversaw the excavations of Iron Age and Bronze Age settlement in Kent. In her current role she oversees excavations on site and is responsible for post-excavation writing-up. She is also an archaeological surveyor.
Stuart has worked as a professional archaeologist since 2009, and joined Oxford Archaeology in 2011. He has an MA in Landscape Archaeology from the University of Bristol, and also a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford University.
As a Project Officer, Stuart runs larger evaluations and excavations from project setup, through fieldwork and into post-excavation write-up. He also undertakes GPS surveys (including earthworks) and graphics work, including photogrammetric production of 3D models. Some of his major projects include excavation of a Saxon cemetery in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, Middle and Late Saxon settlement at Trumpington, Cambridge, and excavations on a prehistoric landscape at Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire.
Stuart is a Practitioner with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA).