I am a skilled and knowledgeable heritage consultant, with over 20 years’ experience in managing change to the historic environment.
I was the archaeology advisor for North and West London for 11 years (with Historic England), providing planning advice to developers and local planning authorities on impact to archaeological sites, listed and non-listed buildings, landscapes and setting. She continues to use her conservation experience in writing heritage statements, impact assessments, conservation management plans and archaeological assessments to support planning applications and grant applications.
Since leaving Historic England in 2013, I have specialised in project management, development and bid writing, and have successfully completed a number of Heritage Lottery Fund projects. Work includes developing projects from the ground up (pre-application) to Round 2 submissions, working with local stakeholders and community groups to enable their heritage to be conserved, celebrated, and brought back into use.
I am experienced in assessing options for heritage regeneration projects to create sustainable, creative and accessible places. This includes writing and managing sustainability and options appraisals (Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens) and Masterplans (Wentworth Woodhouse).
I am happiest working on complex, multi-faceted projects with multi-disciplinary teams. This would include projects such as Hull:Yorkshire’s Maritime City, which involved architects, conservation specialists, maritime engineers, interpretation and activity specialists, surveyors and others to successfully develop a £28million project that will see the heritage-led regeneration of Hull city centre, including a revamp of the Maritime Museum, the conservation of 2 historic ships and the creation of a new dry-dock and interpretation centre.
Other recent projects include managing the Round 2 HLF application for Hylton Castle, Sunderland, to bring a 14th century ruinous gatehouse back into community use and managing and writing the successful Round 2 application for the regeneration of the Craven Museum and Art Gallery.
Historic England MoRPHE system of project management.
Co-author of the MORPHE Project Planning Note 3: Archaeological Excavations (Historic England, 2008)
Wrote the current guidelines for archaeological investigations in London (Historic England, 2013).
Foundations Level PRINCE2.
dragged parents to the King Tut exhibition in Toronto, Canada (twice)
first archaeological excavation