Richard holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and Archaeology from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Archaeology, also awarded by the University of Manchester. Richard has over 15 years' experience in archaeology and has been involved in many aspects of professional archaeology, including archaeological assessment, excavation, and post-excavation, as well as undertaking academic-based research. Richard has extensive experience in report writing and publication, and has been instrumental in the publication of a series of chronologically diverse projects, although his specialist interests presently reside with the Romano-British and prehistoric archaeology of Northern Britain.
As Post-Excavation Editor for OA North, Richard is responsible for the editing and authoring OA North excavation reports, academic papers, and monographs, as well as popular publications.
Katherine (Kat) Hamilton
Katherine graduated with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from UCL in 2004 and an MLitt in the History of Collections and Collecting from University of Glasgow in 2007. Since then, she has worked in commercial archaeology, joining OA East in 2011 as an assistant supervisor and taking over the role of Archives Supervisor in 2015. Highlights of Katherine’s time in Archives include working with Cambridgeshire County Council to re-catalogue and move its archaeological store to Deepstore facilities. She is also responsible for updating the online library and is the DSE assessor for OA East.
Outside archiving, Katherine’s interests include the early medieval in northern Europe, particularly the Vikings, and she has spent several years participating in research projects on Orkney. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Health and Safety Advisor
Anthony staring work at OA North in 2007 and moved to OA East in 2010. He graduated from York University in 2002 with a BSc in Archaeology and then in 2004 with an MSc in Zooarchaeology. He has worked on a number of large pipeline and infrastructure projects across the country.
Anthony has particular interests in the Late Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and aviation archaeology. He has worked on several significant flint scatters including the Mesolithic site at Stainton West, Carlisle, and a Mesolithic house on the Isle of Man at Ronaldsway airport. He was the project officer in charge of the excavation of a large in-situ Late Upper Palaeolithic site at Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. He led the excavation of the Holme Fen Spitfire, and has been involved with the excavation of P51D Mustang ‘Ellie May’ and Halifax Bomber LL587.
Outside of OA, Anthony is involved with the People of the Heath community excavation project at Petersfield Heath.
Ant is also Oxford Archaeology East’s health and safety advisor, and is an Associate of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (AIOSH). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).
Chris is a senior project manager in the post-excavation department at OA South. His responsibilities are focused on the management of the final stages of projects: assessment and analysis of the results of excavations, and publication of a final report. This role involves focusing resources as efficiently as possible upon both the needs of our clients and relevant academic research questions.
Chris has worked at OA for over 14 years on projects ranging from an early Neolithic long house in Kent to the world’s first purpose-built office building, Somerset House in London. He has special interests in the prehistoric period, especially the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and in the use of quantitative methods in post-excavation analysis.
Chris has a BSc from the Institute of Archaeology in London and a PhD from Cambridge. He has worked on numerous excavations in Britain, France, Germany, Malta and Peru, and lectured for two years at the University of California, Berkeley.
Charlotte joined the post-excavation team at OA South in 2019.
Having been interested in history and archaeology from school days, Charlotte graduated with a BA in Classical and Historical Archaeology from the University of Sheffield in 2010. She developed a particular interest in the material culture of the medieval period and went on to complete an MA in Material Culture Studies, also at the University of Sheffield. She stayed on to undertake doctoral research, investigating late medieval book fittings archaeologically recovered from English monastic sites.
After gaining her PhD in 2016, and following a period of work with the university, she joined Archaeology South-East (UCL) in 2017 where, on joining the post-excavation team, she further developed her research and writing skills through the production of a wide variety of grey literature reports and publications.
Toby graduated from the University of Leicester in 2007, and has since worked for various commercial archaeological units, predominently in East Anglia. He joined Oxford Archaeology East in 2013 and his current role sees him running writing reports for sites he ran in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. His archaeological interests are broad but he mainly focuses on the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods.
Malgorzata (Gosia) Kwiatkowska
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.
Stuart has worked as a professional archaeologist since 2009, and joined Oxford Archaeology in 2011. He has an MA in Landscape Archaeology from the University of Bristol, and also a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford University.
As a Project Officer, Stuart runs larger evaluations and excavations from project setup, through fieldwork and into post-excavation write-up. He also undertakes GPS surveys (including earthworks) and graphics work, including photogrammetric production of 3D models. Some of his major projects include excavation of a Saxon cemetery in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, Middle and Late Saxon settlement at Trumpington, Cambridge, and excavations on a prehistoric landscape at Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire.
Stuart is a Practitioner with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA).
Patrick (Paddy) Lambert
Paddy has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Landscape History. He has worked for Oxford Archaeology since 2014 and has worked on an array of projects since joining, covering all periods. Recently, Paddy helped oversee the large excavation of a complex Roman settlement at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, and directed the excavation at Willingham, Cambridgeshire.
Paddy has a specialist interest in the archaeology and history of the Roman world and has a deep knowledge of the Roman historic environment. Outside of OA, Paddy provides talks and lectures on all aspects of the Roman world to a plethora of local groups and provides advice on the finds and fieldwork undertaken in the area and around the UK.
Patrick (Paddy) Lambert
Chief Financial Officer
Andy joined OA as CFO in March 2021. Andy is a very experienced financial professional and joined OA after spending the past decade in global roles in the international charity sector. Prior to this he worked in industry and business consultancy. As well as financial management, Andy has extensive experience in business change, technology delivery, programme management and digital transformation.
At OA, Andy has overall responsibility for the leadership of finance, legal, HR, property and administration across all aspects of the charity.
Steve has experience at many levels of fieldwork, having been employed in professional archaeology since 1994. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Steve was responsible for the field direction of excavations of several large late Iron Age and Roman settlements. These include two large rural Roman ‘small towns’ and a villa complex. Each project was completed over periods of several months with large field teams, and included significant volunteer involvement that had to be managed as part of the excavations. Following fieldwork, Steve had a role in the analysis and publication of each site, and was the lead author for the Higham Ferrers and Thurnham Villa monographs.
Steve also has a wide range of project management experience, with notable large projects being the investigation of an important copper works at Swansea, carriage widening around the M25, and the ongoing excavations at Great Western Park, Didcot. Each of these have provided challenging programmes, deadlines, excavation conditions and archaeological remains, which have been successfully managed to provide project delivery to the clients.
Head of Heritage Burial Services
Holding a BA in Archaeology and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Bristol, Louise has over 20 years' experience in the excavation and analysis of human remains from archaeological sites. As Head of Burials, Louise leads and manages a team dedicated to all aspects of burial archaeology, providing expert guidance, advice, consultancy and quality assurance on burial-related projects.
Louise directed the excavation and analysis of WWI mass graves in Fromelles, France, and subsequently served on the Joint Australian and British Government identification board. She has contributed numerous osteology reports on assemblages both large and small and dating from prehistory to early modern, to publications, and has published on peri-mortem trauma.
Louise is a member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIfA) and the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO). She is also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA), a Research Associate at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, and Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading.
Operations Manager, OAN
Holding a BA in Archaeology from the University of Bristol, an MA from UCL Institute of Archaeology, and a PhD from Cambridge University, Alan has over 30 years' experience in professional archaeology in the UK and abroad. As Operations Manager Alan has responsibility for co-ordinating operations at OA North, and acts as the initial point of contact for commercial clients at that office.
A Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), he is committed to improving practice at OA North, while focussing on providing a cost-effective service for the wide variety of clients that we deal with. As a project manager Alan has run and co-ordinated some of OA North’s most complex projects including the A1(M) Darrington to Dishforth DBFO Road Scheme.