About Me

I’m an archaeologist and heritage professional in the north-west of England with 20 years experience between private and public sector heritage, archaeology and academia. I’m passionate about developing new forms of archaeological investigation and public engagement with archaeology and heritage.

My first degree was in Archaeology at Durham University and I followed that pretty quickly with an MA in Historical Archaeology of the Modern World at the University of Bristol. After a few years of working as an archaeologist in Bristol and London, including as built heritage consultant for the early stages of the London 2012 project, I decided to change tack slightly and completed a PhD in Creative Arts at the University of the West of England. This looked at the public art programme of the Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol in the context of an archaeological history of the last 60 years of redevelopment of the city centre.

Since then I have worked in planning archaeology and heritage consultancy, and developed a successful workshop series based around public engagement with archaeology through experimental fieldwork.

I have taught archaeology at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 2007, including at the University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Royal Holloway University of London, University College London and the University of Oxford. I am currently an Honorary Research Fellow in Geography at RHUL where I am supervising a PhD on the archaeology and geography of Robin Hood Gardens in East London.

This site breaks this all down into Public Archaeology and Research, with a third section, Editorial, covering my work as editor of the journal Post-Medieval Archaeology.

Please have a look at these sections and follow the links to examples of my work.

I can be contacted by email at jamesdixonresearch(at)yahoo.co.uk or on Twitter at @James__Dixon