Senior Investigator - Archaeology (RCHAMW)
Louise works as part of the CHERISH team two days a week and is primarily involved in the ground survey and investigation of heritage sites along the coasts of Wales and Ireland as part of the cross-border CHERISH team.
She has worked as an archaeologist since graduating from Newcastle University with a BA in Archaeology in 1996. She started her career working in contract archaeology for the Archaeological Practice Ltd in North England. She then moved to Cambridge in 1999 to work for English Heritage as an archaeological investigator, before joining the Royal Commission in Wales in 2004.
Louise specialises in landscape survey and interpretation, and has worked on a wide range of sites and landscapes spanning prehistory to the present day. Recent work pertinent to CHERISH has been with Royal Commission colleague Toby Driver on promontory forts in Pembrokeshire, and with Toby, Dr Bob Johnston (University of Sheffield) and Dr Oliver Davis (Cardiff University) on Skomer Island.
Project Geologist (GSI)
James graduated from UCD with a degree in Geology before starting work as a Marine Geoscientist on the INFOMAR programme with the Geological Survey in 2015. He has been involved in marine mapping using a range of technologies such as multibeam sonars to map the sea floor, sub-bottom profilers to see the structure below and more recently remotely piloted aircraft systems (or drones) to try to tackle the area known as the “white ribbon”. This is the near shore area typically too shallow to acquire data using traditional methods. James is delighted to part of the CHERISH project as he is also very interested in Climate Change.
Technology Manager (Discovery Programme)
Anthony Graduated in Geology & Physical Geography BSc (Hons.) and MSc in GIS from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Has been the Technology Manager for the Discovery Programme for the past 15 years and is responsible for the management of the applied technology research, including: project management, 3D data capture at a range of levels (aerial lidar, terrestrial scanning, close range scanning), GIS for cultural heritage, dataset management and archiving, metadata, promotion and dissemination of the use of technology within cultural heritage. Anthony has participated in several EU funded projects including: 3D-ICONS (CIP), ARIADNE (FP7), LoCloud (CIP), and ArchaeoLandscapes Europe (Culture 2007-2013) and is currently the project manager of the E-RIHS project (H2020) in Ireland and the dierctor of the European CARARE Network and member of the Europeana task force for 3D data.