Claire is an experienced, pragmatic and professional archaeologist who enjoys the challenge of managing the interface of archaeology, legislative requirements and demolition/ construction in an efficient, effective way in support of development. Claire is currently the Project Director for archaeology at the Middlesex Hospital Annex in Camden, the site of a unique Grade II listed Workhouse undergoing refurbishment
Prior to joining Iceni, Claire worked as a Senior Project Manager for MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and managed large urban excavations in Greater London and multi hectare rural schemes across the UK. She has also managed works on the Thames Tideway and HS2 Infrastructure schemes, and has carved out a niche in undertaking the archaeological and heritage components of large scale public sector health projects including St Bartholomew’s Hospital – City of London (including the Maggie’s Centre and Nuffield Health), Guy’s Hospital – Southwark, Kent Medical Campus – Maidstone, The Royal Berkshire Hospital – Reading and St Thomas’ Hospital – Lambeth.
Claire is passionate about the public benefit of archaeology and has presented on development-led archaeology at the World Archaeological Congress in Kyoto in 2016, as well as participating in the recent BBC2 series, Britain’s Biggest Dig about the excavation of Park Street Burial Ground in Birmingham, prior to the construction of HS2.
As Claire likes to remark, Iceni’s connection with archaeology starts with its name, taken from the Iceni, a Celtic tribe that lived in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk during the Iron Age and early Roman era. As Boudicca’s tribe, they were also known for their strong female leadership.