Alex has over 24 years experience in professional archaeology. He has been actively involved in commercial archaeological practice in the west midlands in a wide range of roles over the last 22 years, including 16 years in project management. Over the last ten years Alex was involved in the operational direction of an archaeological contracting unit, including the provision of consultancy advice, the preparation of tenders and the senior management of fieldwork and post-excavation projects, as well as the management of a portfolio of archaeological projects, and report editing.

He has project managed more than 250 commercial projects for developers and their agents, including projects undertaken at all stages of the planning process, from project inception, up to the discharge of archaeological planning conditions.

Alex’s project management portfolio has included projects of all types and dates - from early prehistory to post-medieval archaeology - with a particular emphasis on projects within an urban environment, including complex, deeply-stratified fieldwork investigations in the west midlands. He has worked on a range of development types - including quarries, road schemes, commercial and hospital developments, as well as projects undertaken for local authorities and English Heritage.


1974–1977 BA Hons. History: University of Exeter.

1987–1988 MA Archaeological Practice: University of Birmingham.


Member (MIfA) of the Institute for Archaeologists (2000 on).

In 2009–2010 Alex project managed the archaeological fieldwork at the site of the Staffordshire Hoard. The project team won ‘Best Archaeological Project 2009’ award in the British Archaeological Awards (Council for British Archaeology), and the award for ‘Best Archaeological Discovery’ in 2009, voted by the readers of Current Archaeology.

In June 2011 he established AJ ARCHAEOLOGY to provide a range of targeted, cost-effective, quality archaeological services to developers and their agents within the midlands.

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