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Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University

I am an archaeologist specialising in the prehistory of Britain and Ireland. I trained as an archaeologist at Cardiff University, completing my PhD at the university, focusing on the rock art of the Neolithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth in Co. Meath, Ireland, and then broadening my research interests to include the subject of worldview; studying shamanism, totemism and animism.

As part of my PhD in 2008, my research took me to South America, where I worked closely with the Shipibo tribe, the indigenous people along the Ucayali River in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. My rock art research took me to Namibia in 2017, when I worked with the archaeology department at the University of Namibia, Windhoek.

I joined Cadw in 2011, the historic environment service for the Welsh Government, to work as a community archaeologist in the south Wales area. Currently, I oversee the public programmes for Cadw, across 130 sites in Wales.

I co-direct a public archaeology project in the multi-period landscape around the important site of Bryn Celli Ddu Neolithic passage tomb, on the island of Anglesey.


  • 2013–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University
  • 2011–present
    Heritage & Arts Manager, Cadw