As an undergraduate I studied Archaeology at Winchester (1999-02) and worked part-time for Wessex Archaeology as a site assistant. I then I took a Master’s degree in Landscape Archaeology at the University of Bristol; my placement as part of this course was with the English Heritage survey and investigation team, undertaking field survey on Exmoor. In 2003 I did one of the first professional placements by English Heritage (EPPIC scheme) and spent a year at the Cambridge office receiving training in survey and graphics and conducting surveys at Landguard Fort and Bletchley Park. In 2004 I was employed by Pre-Construct Archaeology as their surveyor until 2006 when I set up my own business as a freelance surveyor and landscape archaeologist, undertaking a wide variety of walkover surveys, desk-based assessments and field surveys for a variety of agencies, commercial units and consultancies. I continue to undertake field survey and provide survey training on an occasional freelance basis.
In late 2009 I returned to Winchester as a part-time Research Assistant for the Department of Archaeology, undertaking post-excavation archival and graphics work. I began contract lecturing and demonstrating for the department in 2010 on modules such as Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics and Research Methods. I now lead modules on fieldwork, geomatics and GIS as well as providing survey expertise for the Department of Archaeology's consultancy arm (ARCA).
I am currently undertaking doctoral research on ‘Coastal promontory forts: landscape and continuity’, supervised by Dr Keith Wilkinson, with fieldwork focussing on an area near my family home in western Brittany.