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The relationship between contemporary art and archaeology
Neolithic art in Orkney
Graffiti and mark-making


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Research expertise

I am the Programme Leader for the MA Contemporary Art and Archaeology, and Lecturer in Archaeology, based at Orkney College. 

My interdisciplinary research explores a range of intersections between Art and Archaeology, and recent projects and publications have examined subjects such as prehistoric rock art, graffiti and mark-making, marine plastic, and the politics of cultural heritage. 

My work uses art and archaeology as reference points from which to explore practice-led and socially engaged creative engagements, and I have undertaken a number of trans-disciplinary art / archaeology collaborations and residencies. I am currently a Co-Investigator on the RSE-funded International Network for Contemporary Archaeology in Scotland (INCAScot).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 11 Feb 2016

Master of Arts, University of Sheffield

Bachelor of Science, University of Sheffield

External positions

Editorial Board Member

Oct 2020 → …

Advisory Panel Member

Aug 2017 → …


Dec 2015 → …

Committee Member



  • CC Archaeology
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR


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