Institute of Archaeology


Professional Services

Many Professional Services staff are hybrid working at this time and should be contacted via their email address or MSTeams in the first instance.

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Professional Services Staff

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Russell Bailey

Senior Technician in Scanning Electron Microscopy & X-ray Microanalysis

Dr Russell Bailey

Lab: B4
Email: russell.bailey@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3108 4835
Internal: 54835



  • Senior Technician in Scanning Electron Microscopy & X-ray Microanalysis
  • Deputy Departmental Safety Officer (DSO)
  • Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisor 
  • Reports to: Wolfson Lab Manager

Sandra Bond

Facilities Manager

Sandra Bond

Office: 304
Email: sandra.bond@ucl.ac.uk


  • Facilities Manager
  • Environmental Laboratory Technician
  • Curation of departmental bone collection
  • Departmental Safety Officer & Chair of Departmental Safety Committee
  • Departmental Staff Green Champion
  • Line Manager to Audiovisual Technician
  • Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2020-21); Winner of Faculty Education Team Award (2020); Winner of UCL Sustainability Achievement Award (2015-16)
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute

David Bone

Departmental Manager

David Bone

Office: G2
Email: d.bone@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4750
Internal: 24750

  • Responsible for the control and management of the Institute's financial matters- delegating to Financial Assistant, as appropriate
  • Responsible for the control and management of the Institute's staff matters, including staff recruitment - delegating to HR Administrator as appropriate
  • Providing financial management of successful research grant awards
  • Preparation for (statistics, costings) and attendance at (as Ex officio member) Grants Sub-Committee, Research Committee, Publications Committee, Facilities Committee
  • Departmental Data Protection Coordinator
  • Line Manager to Research Administrator  (Pre-Award) & Communications Manager; Financial Assistant; HR Administrator & Events Coordinator and Receptionist
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute

Rafie Cecilia

Interim UCL CCHS Administrator

Email: criticalheritage@ucl.ac.uk

Ian Carroll

Collections Manager/Lecturer (Teaching)

Ian Carroll

Office: 203A
Email: i.carroll@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4789
Internal: 24789

Any enquiries about the Institute's collections and access to the material should be directed to Ian Carroll

Marion Cutting

Publications Assistant

Marion Cutting

Office: G2
Email: m.cutting@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7495
Internal: 27495

Lisa Daniel

Graduate Admissions and Research Student Administrator

Lisa Daniel



Office: G7A
Email: ioa-gradadmissions@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7499
Internal: 27499

  • Processes paperwork for all Graduate Programme admissions (both taught and research) from initial queries through to processing applications forms
  • Provides information on the admission procedure, issues welcome letters, and collates information to assess viability of options. Answers queries on fees, accommodation, visas and setting up bank accounts
  • Processes paperwork for all research students.  This includes queries regarding interruption, study leave, CRS status and submission. Updates Section membership details for research students, including email lists. Arranges and books Upgrades and First Year Reviews and maintains the departmental database on research students
  • Secretary to Graduate Research Student Sub-Committee & Grants Sub-Committee. Provides administrative support to the Graduate Tutor
  • Collates applications for funding applications to be ranked within the Department (Overseas Research Scholarship and UCL Graduate School Research Scholarship, IoA Masters Awards). Liaises with Student Records and Student Finance
  • Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2021-22); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2020-21); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Awards for Active Student Partnership & Amazing Support Staff (2019-20); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2018-19)
  • Reports to: Academic Administrator

Jo Dullaghan

Research Administrator (Pre-Award) & Communications Manager

Jo Dullaghan



Office: G2
Email: j.dullaghan@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1509
Internal: 21509

  • Research Administrator (Pre-Award) - Overall responsibility for the Institute's pre-award research administration (grant application costing and submission, dissemination of research-related information and statistics, provision of guidance and training, management of academic staff workloads and research-related databases, management of internal grant competitions and review panel meetings and interviews, administrative lead for departmental RAE/REF submissions).  Member/Secretary to Research Committee and the departmental REF planning committee (contribution to strategic research-related planning, organisation of staff research reviews, research seminars, elections etc.)
  • Communications Manager - Chief Editorial responsibility for departmental website, provision of guidance and training. Overall responsibility for dissemination of news, events, research, publications and media-related information via the Institute website, e-newsletters, communications networks, maintenance of specific email lists etc. Member of IoA Media Group.
  • Health & Safety administration - Member/Secretary of Safety Committee, production of departmental safety and major incident planning information, maintenance of Responsible Persons Register, departmental safety records, provision of assistance to the DSO with health & safety issues.
  • Nominated for a One UCL Award for Personal Excellence (2021)
  • Reports to: Departmental Manager

Charlotte Frearson

Student Recruitment & Experience Officer/Fieldwork & Placement Co-ordinator/Careers Tutor

Charlotte Frearson


Office: G4
Email: c.frearson@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1494
Internal: 21494
Mobile: 07341 127716

  • Receives and processes undergraduate applications. Fields all undergraduate admissions queries. Organises undergraduate open days, and post offer 'keeping warm' events. Updates and maintains a database record of all applications for annual comparisons
  • Organises the UCL Taster Days (with the UCL Widening Participation officer), UCL Summer Challenge and a summer taster excavation (in conjunction with Gabriel Moshenska and the Museum of London). Works on the Festival of World Archaeology (in conjunction with Collections Manager and the Executive Assistant to the Director). Organises the departmental activities for the UCL and ULU open days. Liaises with the Alumni Department in organising events for IoA alumni
  • First point of contact for current students regarding the status of their fieldwork course requirement, updating and maintaining fieldwork database, processing student fieldwork grant applications and compiling and distributing the fieldwork bulletin. First Aider in the department and on the annual Experimental Archaeology trip (with Bill Sillar)
  • Updates and helps to maintain the Undergraduate, fieldwork and careers sections of the IoA website. Public Engagement Champion and runs the IoA social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn (for Museum Studies). Visits schools and colleges throughout the year as part of IoA Outreach and recruitment; helps host Work Experience Students (with the Collections Manager)
  • Careers Tutor: co-ordinates Careers Advice sessions and organises Career Days. Organises and administers the MA Museum Studies Museum Placements (with course tutor)
  • Secretary to the Fieldwork Sub-Committee and Library Committee
  • E-Learning Champion and departmental contact and administrator for all Moodle courses and MyPortfolio
  • One of the IoA Green Champions (with the Facilities Manager) and runs the IoA Green Facebook page
  • Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2020-21); Winner of Faculty Education Team Award (2020); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Awards for Amazing Support Staff & Diverse and Inclusive Education (2018-19); Awarded Public Engager of the Year: Support Staff (2012)
  • Reports to: Academic Administrator

Louisa Goldsmith

Human Resources Administrator & Events Coordinator

Louisa Goldsmith

Office: G2
Email: l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7503
Internal: 27503

  • Responsible for administration of all staff recruitment and selection processes (working closely with the Director’s EA and Departmental Manager as necessary)
  • Responsible for all post-recruitment administration (including Right to Work checks, processing Certificate of Sponsorship requests, requesting references) and staff onboarding (supporting managers with the induction of new staff)
  • HR administration – processing some sickness absence, changes to appointment, monitoring contract end dates, staff leaver notices, end of fixed term contracts etc.
  • Payroll administration – responding to staff queries, processing Post Graduate Teaching Assistant contracts, one off payments, processing timesheets for temporary staff, etc. (working closely with the Departmental Manager)
  • Member of PGTA Review Panel and responsible for administration of PGTAs, including contract processing and RTW checks
  • Supports Administrative Officer (HR/Events) with day-to-day administration of Honorary associations, Affiliate Academics and short-term visitor requests as necessary
  • Supports IoA events organisation (e.g. assistance with ordering of supplies) and large events hosted by the Director (including the ordering of supplies, assistance with publicity and marketing, tracking guest lists, room booking)
  • Provides administrative support to the Departmental Manager and the Director's EA as necessary
  • Reports to: Departmental Manager

Timea Grego

Laboratory, Facilities and Fieldwork Technician

Timea Grego

Office: 617A
Email: t.grego@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1527
Internal: 21527

  • Provides technical support for the IoA Conservation, Geoarchaeology and Micromorphology laboratories
  • Manages and monitors the laboratory equipment (eg. large cutting saw, air abrasive units and microscopes)
  • Responsible for fieldwork equipment management
  • Manages internal and external loans of conservation objects and maintaining the database
  • Prepares and updates risk assessment and COSHH documentation
  • Safety roles: First Aider at work, Fire Evacuation Marshal, Mental Health First Aider
  • Certified Portable Appliance Tester (PAT)
  • Knowledge of basic electronics (eg. electronic assembly – populating PCBs, wiring, metalwork for enclosures)
  • Reports to: Facilities Manager

Gail Hammond

Administrative Officer (HR/Events)


Office: G2
Email: gail.hammond@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 8863
Internal: 28863
Gail works part-time, normally on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Provides HR administrative support, including MyHR data entry (recording annual leave and sickness absence), maintenance of electronic staff files/record keeping, and drafting documentation
  • Responsible for day-to-day administration of honorary associations (including maintenance of online profile pages, accurate record-keeping, annual cycle of re- and new nominations and assisting with RTW checks)
  • Responsible for day-to-day administration of Affiliate Academics scheme and short-term visitors
  • Provides administrative support for staff recruitment and selection processes as necessary (in liaison with HR Administrator and Director's EA)
  • Supports IoA events organisation (e.g. assistance with ordering of supplies) and large events hosted by the Director (including the ordering of supplies, assistance with publicity and marketing, tracking guest lists, room booking)
  • Provides administrative support to the Director's EA
  • Reports to: Director's EA

Victoria Lucas

Technician in Archaeomaterials Preparation and Analysis

Email: v.lucas@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7502
Internal: 27502

Paul Majewski

Service Manager, IoA Library

Office: 504
Email: p.majewski@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4788
Internal: 24788

Fiona McLean


Fiona Mclean

Office: G3
Email: ioa-reception@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7495
Internal: 27495

  • Reception 'Opening up' duties (lecture theatre, cluster room etc.)
  • Deals with telephone and personal enquiries, distribution of staff and student post, issuing keys and room bookings
  • Organizes travel arrangements and hotel accommodation
  • Orders catering for Institute events
  • Stationery ordering (including business cards, letterheads, compliment slips and photocopier supplies); arrangement of confidential waste and recycling collections
  • Maintains display boards
  • Production and maintenance of the weekly staff whereabouts and events programme
  • Collates information on staff sickness
  • Reports to: Departmental Manager

Judy Medrington

Academic Administrator

Judy Medrington


Office: 411A
Email: j.medrington@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4777
Internal: 24777

  • Overall responsibility for the administration of the academic functions of the Institute, including teaching timetable, course documentation and evaluation, the undergraduate and Master's examination process and the implementation of College regulations.
  • Pastoral care of students; Deals with student and staff queries
  • IoA Disability Co-ordinator
  • Secretary to the following committees:Teaching Committee and its Standing Committee; BA/BSc and MA/MSc Boards of Examiners; Staff/Student Consultative Committee; Staff Meeting; Extenuating Circumstances Committee; Student Progress Meeting; Departmental Tutors' Meeting
  • Line Manager to her Administrative Assistant; the Undergraduate Programmes Administrator and the Graduate Programmes Administrator
  • Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Awards for Amazing Support Staff & Exceptional Feedback (2021-22); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2020-21); Winner of Faculty Education Team Award (2020); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2019-20); Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2018-19); Winner of UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award for Outstanding Personal Support (2016-17); Winner of UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award for Outstanding Personal Support (2014-15); Winner of UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award for Outstanding Personal Support (2013-14); Winner of UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards for Outstanding Personal Support & Outstanding Support for Teaching (2012-13); Awarded Provost's Teaching Award for Supporting Learning (2007-8)
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute

Katie Meheux

Librarian, IoA Library

Katie Meheux

Office: 504
Email: k.meheux@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4733
Internal: 24733

Alisha Mistry

Assistant to the Academic Administrator

Office: 411A
Email: alisha.mistry@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7541
Internal: 27541

Rui Pang

ICCHA Administrator

Rui Pang

Office: G2
Email: iccha@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3108 1453
Internal: 51453
Rui works part-time, normally on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Antonio Reis

Technician in Photographic and Digital Heritage Imaging


Office: 405
Email: a.reis@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3108 1477
Internal: 51477

Thom Rynsaard

Financial Assistant

Thom Rynsaard

Office: G2
Email: t.rynsaard@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4783
Internal: 24783

  • Maintains the Institute's accounts, including purchase and sales ledger, petty cash, banking, expenses, grants and bursaries delegating to the part-time Accounts Assistant where appropriate
  • Prepares financial reports for fund holders
  • Deals with financial queries from staff and students
  • Provides cover for the Departmental Manager in his absence
  • Advises applicants on the procedure, terms and conditions for IoA Awards and assists them with completing the forms
  • Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Award for Amazing Support Staff (2020-21)
  • Reports to: Departmental Manager

Kelly Trifiló

Executive Assistant to the Director


Office: 208A
Email: ioa-director@ucl.ac.uk or k.trifilo@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7483
Internal: 27483

  • Responsible for management of the Director’s Office, incl. being first point of contact for all staff, student and external queries. Administrative and operational support, incl. development and implementation of short, medium and long-term plans
  • Secretary to Senior Management Team; Member/Secretary to PGTA Review Panel; Member/Secretary to Sabbatical Review Panel
  • Organises events hosted by the Director
  • Line Manager to the Administrative Officer (HR/Events)

HR responsibilities:

  • oversees staff recruitment and selection (working closely with the HR Administrator and Departmental Manager as necessary)
  • oversees probationary staff process, annual staff appraisal and annual cycle of Professorial Appraisal Reviews (PARs)
  • oversees annual reward and promotion cycles, including Senior Promotions process, Professorial Salary Review and Re-banding exercises, termly accelerated increment/contribution point and honoraria requests
  • oversees appointment of Honorary Associates and Affiliate Academics/short-term visitors and provision of service, with day-to-day administration delegated to Administrative Officer (HR/Events) and HR Administrator
  • provides managers with support and guidance on all aspects of line management (probation, sickness absence, parental leave, etc.) responsible for coordination of HR casework relating to managing under-performance, grievance, disciplinary and sickness absence reviews
  • oversees OH referrals, including preparation of documentation and implementation of reasonable adjustments
  • provides advice, guidance and support on issues relating to staff welfare
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute

Ken Walton

Audiovisual Technician

Ken Walton

Office: 405
Email: k.walton@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4743
Internal: 24743
Office hours: Ken normally works in Terms I & II only (October-March)