Graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 with a degree in Archaeology and History of Architecture, I gained my first fieldwork experience on motorway schemes. After several fieldwork posts in Ireland and the UK, I switched to a consultancy path in 2012. I took up my current role of Senior Heritage Consultant at Arcadis in 2019. The team is enthusiastic, forward-looking, and very supportive! I’m working on some exciting and complex NSIPs and new town developments. I am passionate about community engagement and volunteer with Archaeologists Engage and the Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society. I also volunteer as Excavation Co-Director for Project Nivica Archaeology in Albania.
Joining CIfA was something I have aspired to do for many years. The joining process made me reflect on the variety of skills and experience I have built up over the years and the many people I have learnt from along the way. Looking forward, achieving MCIfA is not a bookend to career progression – it is a springboard; it gives far greater weight to my advice on conservation of the historic environment and offers additional assurance to those I partner with to deliver volunteer projects.