I am an archaeologist, academic and writer based in London and Amsterdam. My main areas of expertise are:
The archaeology of the Second World War
The history of archaeology
The public understanding of the past
Currently I am Associate Professor in Public Archaeology at UCL Institute of Archaeology. I earned my PhD (2009) and held a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship (2009-12) in the same department.
As a public archaeologist I am morally and intellectually committed to sharing my research with as wide an audience as possible. This dedication to public engagement shapes my fieldwork and research practice, my writing, and my collaborations with museums and heritage organisations.
I have directed archaeological fieldwork in several different countries. I currently co-direct a landscape research project in central Asturias, Spain.
To date I have published six books and about a hundred articles, chapters, reports etc. I particularly enjoy the challenge of writing for non-academic audiences.
Alongside coordinating the MA Public Archaeology at UCL, I teach and supervise in conflict archaeology and the archaeology of the modern world. I have won several awards for teaching and research supervision, and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.