I have a background working in the cultural heritage sector, as an archaeology curator and as a specialist in digital technology implementation for museums
I am an archaeologist with several years’ experience in field archaeology and has a research interest in Early Modern archaeology, particularly the relationship between archaeological research and public consumption of the past. I work with locally focused arts and culture organisations, and am interested in supporting the implementation of co-designed interventions for engaging with archaeology and heritage. I have been involved in exhibition design, staging, and evaluation for cultural heritage since 2004.
My most recent work has focused on the development of participatory methodologies for community archaeology, and I am currently developing tools for use by community groups to record, analyse, and interpret archaeological material culture. I am also working with the National Trust and Durham University to roll-out guidelines for embedding archaeological practice into interpretation and programming at outdoor heritage sites across England and Wales.
The Digital Narratives for Heritage (DiNar) project aims to develop approaches to university-museum partnership working, and has recently launched an interactive VR experience at Yorkshire Museum as part of the British Museum and York Museums Trust exhibition, Viking: Rediscover the Legend. I am working with partners from several cultural heritage organisations and higher education institutions to design and implement impact activities from this research.