Caroline Barrie-Smith

Head of Audience Engagement


Caroline is MOLA’s Head of Audience Engagement, providing a central focus for our public facing programmes and volunteer-led projects including the Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN.

Before joining MOLA in 2019, Caroline worked on the ground breaking Riverside Project excavations in the World Heritage Site at Stonehenge. She then continued with the National Trust as their Learning and Interpretation Officer on the Stonehenge Landscape estate.  Later she became a maritime archaeologist working as an Education Officer and Exhibition Manager with Maritime Archaeology Trust, teaching the secrets and mysteries of shipwrecks and submerged settlements. After a stint at Barton Peveril College as their Archaeology Adult Learning Tutor, Caroline became the Head of Business at IBTC Portsmouth traditional wooden boatbuilding college.

Caroline has a BA (Hons) in International Relations and Politics from the University of Portsmouth and a PGC in Critical Approaches to Archaeology from the University of Leicester. She has specialised in education and outreach since 2003 and is passionate about communicating archaeology to all.

Caroline Barrie-Smith, Head of Audience Engagement (c) MOLA

Meet the Directors and Team Heads

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.

Interim MOLA CEO Steve Parry