Who Are We?

A number of other specialists are called on when required but the core team and their areas of expertise shown below reflect the wide-ranging nature of the investigations. The majority are based at the University of Reading and QUEST but a substantial contribution of aerial, earthwork and geophysical expertise has been made by Historic England, for which we are very grateful. The opportunity to work in close partnership with them and in consultation with the West Berkshire and Hampshire archaeological services has greatly benefitted the project and ensures that we are engaging with wider matters such as local and national planning policy, designation and feeding knowledge across the sectors.

The Silchester Environs Core Project Team


Professor Mike Fulford

Univ. of Reading

Principal Investigator


Dr Catherine Barnett

Univ. of Reading

Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager.

Geoarchaeology, dating, archaeobotany (wood and charcoal)


Dr Emma Durham

Univ. of Reading

Archive & Finds Manager

Research Assistant.

 Amanda_sm Amanda Clarke  Univ. of Reading  Field director 

Nick Pankhurst

Univ. of Reading

Project officer


Dan Wheeler

Univ. of Reading

Project officer


 Rowena_sm Dr Rowena Banaerjea  Univ. of Reading  Micromorphology 

Krystyna Truscoe

Univ. of Reading

Aerial interpretation


Dr Lisa Lodwick

Univ. of Reading

Archaeobotany (plant macrofossils)


Dr Jane Timby

Univ. of Reading



Rory Williams-Burrell 

Univ. of Reading 

Project assistant 


Jenni Eaton

Univ. of Reading

Project assistant

The Wider Team

Dr Rob Fry, Univ. of Reading, Geophysics, GIS

Dave Thornley, Univ. of Reading, Geophysics

Drs Neil and Paul Linford, Historic England, Geophysics

Helen Winton, Historic England, Aerial interpretation

Dave Field, Univ. of Reading, Earthwork reconnaissance

Mark Bowden and Olaf Bayer, Historic England , Earthwork survey

Kevin Williams , Quest, Univ. of Reading , Coring

Dr Nathalie Marini, Quest, Univ. of Reading, GIS

Dr Rob Batchelor, Quest, Univ. of Reading, Palynology

Dr Sam Cook, Univ. of Leeds, Geochemistry

Dr Claire Ingrem, Consultant, Animal bones


Dr Mary Lewis, University of Reading, Human remains

Professor John R. Allen, University of Reading, Metalworking debris, petrology

Dr Kevin Hayward , PCA, Stone

Dr Hilary Cool, Consultant, Glass

Dr Joanna Bird, Consultant, Samian pottery

Edward Besly, National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Roman coins

Professor Colin Haselgrove , University of Leicester, Iron Age coins

Dr Nina Crummy, Consultant, Small finds

Dr Peter Warry, Consultant, CBM

Sara Wilson, University of Reading, CBM




Things to do now

Follow us

Contact us



+44 (0)118 378 6255
+44 (0)118 378 6762

Media Enquiries: Silchester in the Press

Page navigation


Search Form

A-Z lists