Katie is the Communications and Access Manager for the Archaeology Data Service (ADS). Katie’s main role is to develop and promote the ADS across the archaeological community; this includes undertaking overall responsibility for ADS’ user services and outreach activities. Katie is interested in enhancing the awareness, access and sustainability of archaeological knowledge through digital media.
Prior to joining the ADS Katie completed a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History at Newcastle University followed by a MA in Landscape Archaeology and GIS. Katie then undertook an AHRC funded PhD at Newcastle University entitled ‘Rural Byzantine landscapes and societies: new approaches to characterisation and analysis’. This thesis applied a unique combination of archaeological theory and original methodological approaches to existing and newly created data, to analyse space as an expression of social identity with the aim of improving understanding of the interplay between Byzantine rural society and eastern Mediterranean landscapes.
Katie also has a wide range of archaeological experience built over the last ten years supervising and managing archaeological excavations on multi-period sites ranging from Birdoswald on Hadrian’s Wall to Kilise Tepe in Turkey. Katie’s most recent field work was project managing a surface survey for the Pisidia Survey Project in Turkey.