Illustrator Project Officer
Séverine Bézie graduated in 1998 from University of Poitiers (France) with a BA (Hons) in Modern History and a University Diploma in Applied Art and Graphics. She obtained a Master's Degree in Museology and Archaeology at the University of Lyon III: Jean Moulin (France) in 2000 and studied Classical Archaeology with the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2014-16.
Séverine joined Oxford Archaeology East in 2005. She has almost 18 years’ experience in field archaeology, finds processing, restoration and archaeological illustration. Before joining OA East, she worked several years in Italy with the French School of Rome. She specialises in Roman finds illustration and, in addition to her illustration work, is specialising in Roman pottery and continuing her collaboration with the French School of Rome.
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.
Lawrence (Lawrence) Billington
Lawrence graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and has since worked for various commercial archaeological companies as well as studying for an MA in European Prehistory (University of Sheffield) and a PhD on the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of East Anglia (University of Manchester/Historic England).
Lawrence is a specialist in the study of lithic assemblages and his main area of interest is the Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age of Eastern England. Aside from reporting on lithics, he contributes to the work of the post-excavation team at Oxford Archaeology East in the production of reports and publications.
Kathryn (Kat) Blackbourn
Kathryn graduated with a BA in Archaeology from Reading University in 2012 and joined Oxford Archaeology shortly after.
Her current role includes co-ordinating large evaluations and excavations as well alongside post-excavation work. In the last year she has run projects excavating Early Roman pottery kilns and medieval retting pits at RAF Brampton and Middle to Late Bronze Age burials at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, Late Iron Age and Early Roman settlement at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and Roman Settlement in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire. Kathryn has a particular interest in Romano-British Archaeology and is a member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).
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.
Head of Geomatics
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).
Lancaster Regional Manager
Fraser has been working in British archaeology since the late 1980s and graduated with a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory from Sheffield University in 1995. He joined Oxford Archaeology in 1998 and is Regional Manager for OA North.
He has considerable project management experience, overseeing projects, in both rural and urban environments, from tender through to publication. He has routinely undertaken work for the building construction, mineral extraction, transport and energy sectors, and has particular experience of large-scale infrastructure projects, including road schemes, long-distance pipelines and airports. Notable recent projects include the Carlisle Northern Development Route, the Isle of Man Airport Runway End Safety Area project, and the Asselby to Pannal Natural Gas Pipeline. Fraser is also a qualified Health and Safety Advisor and helps co-ordinate and implement health and safety policy at OA North.
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.
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