I have a large amount of experience with public involvement in Archaeology; working as a community archaeologist supervising fieldwork, training, public engagement, and lecturing and speaking.
I am also an expert in Geographic Information systems (GIS), and regularly undertake 3D visualisations based on data collected in the field. I have a particular interest in the possibilities of web based platforms for archaeological dissemination through mapping, 3D visualisation, social media and blogging.
As well as my archaeological skills, I am an expert on Medieval Sherwood Forest, its landscape, people and administration. I have undertaken widespread research on the subject across both the fields of Archaeology and History, having published a number of articles on the medieval landscape of the forest.
Research includes excavation, survey, historic mapping, and cutting edge documentary research. Outcomes include the creation of a new Medieval Map of Sherwood Forest produced in GIS; and a 3D reconstruction and visualisation of King John’s Palace and the Manor of Clipstone in Nottinghamshire for MA Dissertation.
I have been interviewed by BBC Breakfast News and the Guardian Newspaper, and given advice to television companies on the medieval period,Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood. I provided advice on medieval history for interpretation content at the new Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, and have acted as an independent site consultant for Channel Four’s Time Team, for the King John’s Palace site in Sherwood Forest.
Much of this research can be seen through my website:
- University of BirminghamMA Landscape Archaeology, GIS and Virtual Environments, 2009 - 2011
- University of BirminghamBSC Geology and Geography, 1994 - 1997
- University of NottinghamCertHE Archaeology, 2003 - 2007