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Kathryn Blackbourn
Project Officer
Field Team

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 alongside post-excavation work. In the last year she has completed fieldwork and post-excavation reports on Late Bronze Age Settlement at Burwell, Iron Age to Roman Settlement at West Cambourne, Cambridgeshire and Late Iron Age to Roman Settlement at Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Kathryn has a particular interest in Romano-British Archaeology, is currently undergoing specialist training in Roman pottery and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA). 

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Kelly Sinclair
Project Officer
Field Team
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Lee Sparks
Project Officer
Field Team

Lee graduated with an Archaeology BA degree from the University of Winchester in 2007 and started at Oxford Archaeology in the same year. 

Lee has worked with the company ever since, working on a variety of projects and large infrastructure schemes such as HS2 and the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme and is currently a Project Officer working out of the Oxford office, responsible for directing a range of fieldwork projects covering urban and rural developments

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Louise Moan
Senior Project Manager
Field Team

Louise has worked in commercial archaeology across the East of England since 2005, after gaining a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology, then an MA in Practical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham.  She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).  Louise has a particular interest in Bronze Age settlement and funerary practices.

In her current role, Louise manages fieldwork projects from the tendering stage through into post-excavation. She has extensive experience overseeing a wide variety of schemes, from residential developments to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.  Louise has particular strengths in logistical organisation, stakeholder communication and project delivery. 

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Malgorzata Kwiatkowska
Project Officer
Field Team
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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.

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Marcus Headifen
Project Officer
Field Team

Marcus graduated with a BA from the University of Otago in 2000, and after working in other industries, began in commercial archaeology in 2004. At first based in New Zealand, then followed by a year with the United States Forestry Service. After emigrating to the UK in June 2007, Marcus worked in archaeology across England and Wales both directly for a variety of commercial units as well as subcontracting for a number of sole traders.

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Mariusz Gorniak
Project Officer
Field Team

Mariusz graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. After several years of working in academic and commercial archaeology in Poland, Italy, Slovakia, Israel, and Jordan – with an interest in Bronze Age - Involved with British commercial archaeology in 2002; with Oxford Archaeology on continuous service since 2013. He ran various types of projects - the largest being The A21 Widening Scheme in Kent, Hinkley Point C, and HS2 Fleet Marston. Wide experience in urban archaeology but running usually rural sites. Author and co-author of about fifty published academic articles and grey literature archaeological reports. 

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Mark Dodd
Project Manager
Field Team

Mark has been working in commercial archaeology since graduating in 2004 from the University of Exeter. After joining Oxford Archaeology in 2006, he has gained experience on a wide variety of projects, working extensively across both the UK and France.  

In his role as a Fieldwork Project Officer, Mark is responsible for directing a range of fieldwork projects covering infrastructure, housing and urban developments. From 2019 to 2021, he led a joint venture with Cotswold Archaeology on a substantial trial-trenching project for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.  Mark is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and also assists with project management tasks as required.