Claire Cogar

Project Manager (London)


Claire is a Project Manager, responsible for overseeing fieldwork projects, including evaluations, excavations and watching briefs. In this role Claire has led complex urban and rural schemes in Greater London and the South East, and assisted with the running of community projects.

Beginning her career in Northern Ireland, Claire started working in commercial archaeology 2006. She subsequently managed research excavations pursuing her academic interest in interactions between Greek colonies and indigenous populations. Claire has managed excavations in Italy for The Groningen Institute of Archaeology, in Cyprus for Lycoming College Pennsylvania, and North Macedonia for Gettysburg College. She has also participated in an underwater archaeological survey in collaboration with the University of Malta.

Prior to joining MOLA, Claire worked in the commercial sector as an Executive at Grant Thornton UK LLP, working with financial services clients in a project management capacity. She also gained experience of operations management, service development and relationship management. Claire is a member of the CIfA (application pending).

Claire Cogar MOLA

Meet the Project Managers

The Project Managers at MOLA successfully deliver on some of the most challenging archaeological and built heritage projects across the UK. Experts in complex urban sites, large open-area rural sites and above-ground built heritage, our Project Managers understand the pressures of construction and adeptly manage programmes to meet time and budget constraints.

Archaeological project manager

Meet the Community Archaeologists

The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.

Object handling session with a local community group