I've worked in the Museum and Archaeology sectors since 2003. For most of this time I was a curator and collections management specialist at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter (RAMM).
My experience includes:
For three years I was Finds and Archives Officer for Exeter Archaeology - a commercial archaeological organisation working across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.
My role included the full array of archaeological finds work from processing to publication, with specialisms in ceramics and CBM. My published work includes reports in the Society of Antiquaries' Glastonbury Abbey volume, and the Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society.
I'm a strong advocate for museum and commercial archaeologists working more closely together. I'm passionate about the need for pragmatic but accurate reporting and archiving.
My passion for collections management and ethical working practices led to my research topic.
I am exploring how the Disposal of objects can become a transparent process - letting audiences and stakeholders see the decisions being made. Communication choices are the basis to make this to happen.
You can read about my research on my University of Leicester profile page here.
My research is funded by the AHRC through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.