Paul McGarrity

Community Engagement Officer

As Community Engagement Project Officer for MOLA, Paul is responsible for designing and implementing public engagement projects as part of large scale infrastructure developments. He has worked in commercial archaeology since 2007 and joined MOLA in 2016. His role includes  working with schools, local community groups and businesses to disseminate information about the archaeological works as well working with volunteers to help generate new information relating to sites and the historic environments in which they a set.

Paul has a background as a specialist in historic standing buildings, a role which has seen him work in a variety of different buildings, from the stately home of Knole to the Victorian sewer systems built by Joseph Bazalgette. In 2016 Paul worked as part of the team which excavated the Curtain playhouse; drawing upon his interest and expertise in historic performance spaces to assist in the interpretation of the site. Paul also helped to deliver a large portion of the public engagement work on this site including public tours, open days and as part of client events.

MOLA Community Engagement Officer Paul McGarrity

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