I have an MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, where I specialised in the archaeology of the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods in Europe.
I also have a PhD from the University of Exeter for my research on the Bronze Age entrance graves and cists of the Isles of Scilly.
As well as my work in Scilly, I have been involved in excavations in several other parts of the country, including a Roman villa in Gloucestershire, mediaeval and post-mediaeval sites in Warwick, a Neolithic causewayed camp in Dorset, a Bronze Age village on Dartmoor and a deserted mediaeval village near Bristol. I have also undertaken postgraduate research on the Early Bronze Age graves of Wiltshire and Dorset.
I moved to the Isles of Scilly in 1999, having been a visitor here for a number of years previously, and started Scilly Walks in 2000.
As well as leading guided walks, boat trips and holidays, I am the Archaeological Adviser to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and a Trustee of the Isles of Scilly Museum Association.
I also help to run the Isles of Scilly Community Archaeology Group. This has monthly meetings at which we carry out out site clearance in order to uncover and protect archaeological sites in the islands. Everyone, islanders and visitors, is welcome to join in.