Sophie Jackson

Director of Developer Services

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Sophie  leads our Developer Services Division spanning our London, Basingstoke and Northampton offices. This comprises a  Consultancy  and Project Management team, with around 20 Project Managers who oversee our archaeological projects from design to completion. She is also responsible for our  fieldwork delivery team,  which can number up to 300 field archaeologists at any one time.

The primary focus of our Developer Services Division is commercial archaeological work for developers, including reporting and fieldwork carried out to meet the news of our client and local authorities.  Sophie  is a member of our Senior Leadership Team, responsible for MOLA's overall performance and long-term strategy. 

Sophie has over 20 years’ experience in archaeological project management and consultancy  and  has worked on major strategic studies and Environmental Impact Assessments, including the Jubilee Line Extension, the Thames Strategy East and the Thames Tideway Tunnel. She has designed and managed programmes of archaeological work for some of the most complex development projects in the UK, including  Bloomberg London.  

An expert in historic building recording and conservation projects, Sophie is a co-author of the ‘Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings’ Donhead (2004). Sophie  has extensive field archaeological experience for a wide range of organisations in the UK and overseas, and has also worked as a researcher and video producer for the UK government.


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