Originally from York, since 2003 Stephen has been employed by the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) on numerous multi-period urban and rural excavations, developing a solid fieldwork and post-excavation speciality in complex multi-period deeply stratified urban excavations in the city of Leicester, and directing urban sites exclusively for the last 10 or so years.
My five and a half year long ‘swan song’ at ULAS was as fieldwork and post-excavation analysis director through to completion of a massive Roman and medieval excavation. Over the years I have also been fortunate to have worked extensively in the North African Sahara (Libya and Morocco) and in Cyprus (Operation Nightingale) and the Adriatic coast of Italy, in most recent years as the H&S Lead Archaeologist in the multi-disciplinary project EAMENA (Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa). I also set up and ran a small football charity in Zambia for some years. With an awareness that there is always much to learn and plenty of room for improvement in what we do, I am excited about the challenging new chapter in my career working with PCA and look forward to offering something to, and learning from, everybody here. Please introduce yourself, if you haven’t.