Our Directors and Team Heads are some of the most experienced heritage and archaeology professionals in the sector. Collectively they lead on overall direction for the organisation, ensuring that MOLA remain competitive and efficient and that we stay at the forefront of new advances in the heritage industry.
Director of Research and Community
David is MOLA's Director of Research and Community. His primary responsibility is to lead the organisation’s programme of post-excavation projects as they progress from assessment and analysis to publication. He also has the key role of planning and leading the organisation’s strategy for post-excavation work, including the continued development of dissemination methodologies.
David leads on our research output, both from the results of commercial excavation and wider, grant-funded and synthetic research. Our Community Archaeologists also sit in David’s team with responsibility for co-ordinating our community archaeology projects, such as the Thames Discovery Programme.
David joined the Department of Greater London Archaeology (a predecessor to MOLA) in 1986 and remained a Field Archaeologist with the Museum of London until 2005. Before working for the Department of Greater London Archaeology, David worked on a variety of archaeological projects in the UK and also worked in Barbados and France. He has considerable experience of supervising large excavations and of post-excavation analysis in London.
David has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as significant MOLA monographs such as The eastern cemetery of Roman London: excavations 1983–1990 and The London Guildhall: an archaeological history of a neighbourhood from early medieval to modern times.
Our team of Specialists comprises internationally acclaimed experts in a range of topics, from osteoarchaeology, environmental archaeology and archaeological conservation to period- and type-specific finds specialisms. They not only ensure all the material we excavate is expertly analysed and published, they also undertake pioneering research.