Leo has worked in the Oxford office of Oxford Archaeology as Head of Post-Excavation since 2016. In this role, he manages the Post-Excavation department and oversees the publication programme, as well as being part of the Senior Management team in Oxford. He previously held positions at Reading, Leicester and Bristol Universities, and has published widely on the later Bronze Age and Iron Age in northwest Europe. He has a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge, focusing on the Danish Iron Age. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Pat has worked in commercial archaeology since 2008 and holds a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History from Reading University.
In his current role as Senior Project Manager, Pat co-ordinates the archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation programmes for large residential, commercial and NSIP projects across the East of England, including their contractual and financial management. Major projects he has recently managed include the 25ha Iron Age and Roman settlement complex at Wintringham, St Neots, and a 1,400 trench evaluation and 13ha of mitigation along the Hornsea Project 3 windfarm onshore cable route.
A background in heritage consultancy also allows Patrick to provide up to date and accurate pre-application advice to clients regarding a site’s heritage potential and mitigation requirements that may be required.
Pat has a particular interest in the Late Iron Age to Early Roman periods and Roman rural settlement patterns. He is a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)
Rachel graduated from the University of Durham with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology and has worked in the North West for 40 years, during that time gaining a wealth of knowledge about the archaeology of the region. She acts as Senior Executive Officer: Research and Publications at the Lancaster office of Oxford Archaeology, in which role she oversees the post-excavation programme from post-excavation assessments through to publications. From its instigation, she has been the Series Editor for the Lancaster Imprints monographs and has overseen the development of the Greater Manchester’s Past Revealed series. She also has an overview of community and research projects undertaken by the office.
Rachel has a deep commitment to the archaeology of the region, with a specialism in the early medieval period. She acted as period coordinator for this during both the compilation and updating of the North West Regional Archaeological Research Framework, working also as a member of its steering group. She was also a member of the steering group for the Hadrian’s Wall Research Framework, and has acted as a committee member for the last three Hadrian’s Wall Pilgrimages, and the International Limes Congress, held in Newcastle in 2009, as well as being a member of the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership Board Research Delivery Group. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Past President of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, and Trustee of the Senhouse Museum Trust, as well as being active in other local societies.
Richard has been a professional archaeologist since joining Oxford Archaeology in 1985. As a Fieldwork Senior Project Manager from 2000-2022, 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, the Southfleet Elephant excavation), the western section of Crossrail (Old Oak Common, Paddington, Tottenham Court Road and Bond St Stations), HS2 (HS2 Central and North Built Heritage for COPA JV), and multiple road-schemes (A120, A5, A421). Richard also has a background in castle/chateau excavation (Chateau de Mayenne, Chateau de Falaise, Windsor Castle, Tower of London) and has overseen work for the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace, Windsor Castle, Clarence House, Marlborough House and Kensington Palace since 2009.
As Head of Contracts and Business Development, Richard leads the tender team at the Oxford office of Oxford Archaeology as well as co-ordinating and overseeing tenders across Oxford Archaeology.
Stephen has over 30 years' experience in British, French and North American archaeology. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Prehistory and Archaeology and has an MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums from the University of Cambridge.
He is a leading proponent of Public Archaeology and has the responsibility for the education and outreach projects across Oxford Archaeology, managing the Oxford Archaeology Outreach service. Stephen has considerable experience in successfully obtaining grant aid for this type of heritage project.
He has extensive experience in project management, contracts and the heritage sector in general. Stephen is a Heritage Management and Roman specialist, and continues to pursue research projects in these areas, predominately but not solely in the Eastern Region. Stephen is a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), a member of the Council for British Archaeology (East) and sits on the council of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society.
Alison has had a connection with Oxford Archaeology for over 30 years. She worked for Oxford Archaeology on the Eynsham Abbey site in the summer of 1990 before embarking on her doctoral research. In the late 1990s and 2000s she organised placements at Oxford Archaeology for students on the Professional Archaeology programme at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE).
She is currently Assistant Director at OUDCE, with responsibility for the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate award-bearing programmes and accredited short courses. She teaches on a number of archaeology courses and supervises DPhil students.
Her fieldwork has been in central Italy and her research interests include Roman landscape archaeology, Roman urban life, and individuality and expression of identity in the Roman world.
Chris is Chair of European Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. His research interests include anthropology and archaeology, archaeology and colonialism, archaeology and intelligence, Iron Age Britain, Turkmenistan, and Papua New Guinea. He is currently excavating the site of Marcham (with Gary Lock) – a late Iron and Romano-British site with large religious structures which throws light on ritual and belief before and during the Romano-British period. He is co-director (with Mike O’Hanlon) of the Relational Museum Project examining the sets of connections between people and objects which make up the Pitt Rivers Museum. He is also working on a book on archaeology and intelligence.
Gill has been a cultural heritage consultant for over 35 years working in both commercial and charity environments. She has a comprehensive knowledge of the heritage sector and has advised on the historic environment aspects of a number of major national infrastructure projects including Heathrow Terminal 5 and London Gateway Port, Essex. She is skilled at project planning and has been an expert advisor, mentor and monitor for the National Lottery Heritage Fund for over 20 years, supporting the development and delivery of major capital projects.
She has extensive experience of governance and business planning, having undertaken strategic planning reviews and option studies for a wide variety of organisations including Historic England and Cadw. She has served on the boards of a number of heritage and arts bodies, including as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2014-18.