Sadie Watson looks down on an archaeological site (c) MOLA

Archaeology and Public Benefit UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Client: 
UK Research and Innovation
Project partner: 
HS2 Ltd, Historic England, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium
Date: 
2019 - 2023

Measuring, maximising and transforming public benefit from UK Government infrastructure investment in archaeology’ is a four year UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship led by MOLA archaeologist Dr Sadie Watson. The project focuses on ensuring that public spending on archaeology for infrastructure projects leads to meaningful and relevant research and genuine community participation.

Currently there is no established way to assess the social impact derived from the many millions of pounds invested in archaeology programmes for publicly-funded infrastructure projects. The outcomes of the Fellowship will include best-practice guidance and a tool-kit that will be used to inform future policy and practice.

Research will take place within the framework of professional archaeology, with project partners including HS2 Ltd,  Historic England, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium.

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