Institute of Archaeology


Professional Services

Agnese Benzonelli - Technician in Archaeomaterials Preparation and Analysis
  • Office: B51
  • Email: agnese.benzonelli.12@ucl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7481
  • Internal: 27481
  • Agnese works part-time, normally on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and every other Monday
Sandra Bond - Facilities Manager

Sandra Bond
  • 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
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute
David Bone - Departmental Manager

David Bone
  • Responsible for the control and management of the Institute's financial matters- delegating to Financial Assistant, (Thom Rynsaard) as appropriate
  • Responsible for the control and management of the Institute's staff matters, including staff recruitment - delegating to HR Administrator (Louisa Goldsmith) 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 (Pre-Award) Administrator & Communications Manager; Financial Assistant; HR Administrator & Events Coordinator and Receptionist
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute
Cecile Bremont  - UCL CCHS Administrator

Cecile Bremont
  • Office: G2
  • Email: criticalheritage@ucl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1437
  • Internal: 21437
  • Cecile works part-time, normally on Wednesdays (working from home) and Fridays (in the IoA)
Ian Carroll - Collections Manager

Ian Carroll
Ally Chan - Assistant to the Academic Administrator
  • Assistant to the Academic Administrator
  • Secretary to Student Progress Meeting
  • Secretary to Departmental Tutors' Committee
  • Covers Receptionist
  • Reports to: Academic Administrator
Marion Cutting - Publications Assistant

Marion Cutting
Lisa Daniel - Graduate Admissions and Research Student Administrator

Lisa Daniel
  • 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
  • Arranges and books Upgrades and First Year Reviews and maintains the departmental database on research students
  • Provides administrative support to the Graduate Tutor
  • Liaises with Student Records and Student Finance
  • Collates applications for funding applications to be ranked within the Department (UCL - Overseas Research Scholarship and UCL Graduate School Research Scholarship. Also collates applications for IoA Masters Awards (alongside Thom Rynsaard).
  • Secretary to Graduate Research Student Sub-Committee
  • Updates Section membership details for research students, including email lists
  • Covers Receptionist
  • Reports to: Academic Administrator
George Davies - Building Officer

George Davies
  • Office: B21
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4941
  • Internal: 24941
Jo Dullaghan - Research (Pre-Award) Administrator & Communications Manager

Jo Dullaghan
  • Office: G2
  • Email: j.dullaghan@ucl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1509
  • Internal: 21509
  • Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Jo normally works from home on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Research (Pre-Award) Administrator

Specific responsibility for the Institute's pre-award research administration (grant application costing and submission and related pre-award administration, dissemination of research-related information, management of academic staff workloads and research-related databases, statistics, internal grant review panel meetings and interviews, RAE/REF etc.).
Secretary to Research Committee and its Standing Committee (including the organisation of staff research reviews, research seminars, elections etc.).

  • Communications Manager

Departmental Website Manager (Content). Chief Editorial responsibility for departmental website. Specific responsibility for dissemination of news, events, research, publications and media-related information via the Institute website, e-newsletters, communications networks etc.

  • Secretary to Facilities Committee and related Working Groups (maintenance of the departmental non-computing equipment inventory, Research Equipment 'Kit' Catalogue, equipment bids etc.).
  • Health & Safety administration (Secretary to Safety Working Group, 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).
  • Reports to: Departmental Manager
Charlotte Frearson - Undergraduate Programmes Administrator

Charlotte Frearson
  • Receives and processes undergraduate applications
  • Organises undergraduate open days, and post offer 'keeping warm' events
  • Updates and maintains a database record of all applications for annual comparisons
  • Fields all undergraduate admissions queries
  • Fields all Continuing Education queries and arranges access for all those sitting in on courses
  • Organises and administers the MA Museum Studies Museum Placements (with course tutor)
  • 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
  • Updates and helps to maintain the Undergraduate, fieldwork and careers sections of the IoA website
  • Careers Tutor: co-ordinates Careers Advice sessions and organises Career Days
  • Secretary to the Fieldwork Sub-Committee, Library Committee and  the Communications Committee
  • Arranges and administers MA in Museum Studies placements
  • E-Learning Champion and departmental contact and administrator for all Moodle courses and MyPortfolio
  • Public Engagement Champion and runs the IoA social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn (for Museum Studies)
  • One of the IoA Green Champions (with the Facilities Manager) and runs the IoA Green Facebook page
  • Visits schools and colleges throughout the year (with the Collections Manager) as part of IoA Outreach and recruitment
  • Helps host Work Experience Students (with the Collections Manager)
  • First Aider in the department and on the annual Experimental Archaeology trip (with Bill Sillar)
  • Covers Receptionist
  • 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
  • Office hours: 9am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday
  • Lunch hour: 1pm to 2pm
  • HR & Payroll Administration relating to staff and Post Graduate Teaching Assistant contracts, one off payments, sickness absence records, staff leaver notices, end of fixed term contracts etc.
  • Maintains records for Archaeology South East staff
  • Responsible for administration of PGTAs (in liaison with the Academic Administrator)
  • Supports staff recruitment processes, organising internet advertising, receiving applications, inviting short listed applicants to interview, and preparing paperwork and interview timetables for Appointing Committees
  • Responsible for day-to-day administration of Honorary associations (in liaison with the Director's EA)
  • Responsible for administration of Affiliate Academic and short-term visitor requests
  • Assists with organisation of IoA conferences, and orders catering for IoA conferences, Seminar Series and Evening Drinks events
  • Provides administrative support to the Departmental Manager and the Director's EA
  • Covers Receptionist
  • Reports to: Departmental Manager
Tom Gregory - Technician in Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis

Tom Gregory
  • Manager of Scanning Electron Microscopy & X-ray Microanalysis
  • Deputy Departmental Safety Officer (DSO)
Gail Hammond - Accounts/HR and Events Administrative Assistant
  • 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
  • Financial administration (including the processing of payments to individuals, raising of purchase orders and sales invoices, adding suppliers and customers to UCL Financial Systems)
  • HR Administration (including assistance with recruitment and administration of honorary associations, affiliate academics and short-term visitors, general HR processes)
  • Events Organisation (including the ordering of supplies, assistance with publicity and marketing)
  • Provides administrative support to the Director's EA
  • Reports to: Director's EA
Fiona McLean - Receptionist

Fiona Mclean
  • Office: G3
  • Email: ioa-reception@ucl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7495
  • Internal: 27495
  • Office hours: 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday
  • Lunch hour: 12pm to 1pm (cover is provided)
  • 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
  • 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 Clerical Assistant; the Undergraduate Programmes Administrator and the Graduate Programmes Administrator
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute
Katie Meheux - Librarian

Katie Meheux
  • Librarian
  • Issue Desk Head
Rui Pang - ICCHA Administrator

Rui Pang
  • Office: G2
  • Email: iccha@ucl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7495
  • Internal: 27495
  • Rui works part-time, normally on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Thom Rynsaard · Financial Assistant

Thom Rynsaard
  • Office: G2
  • Email: t.rynsaard@ucl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4783
  • Internal: 24783
  • Office hours: 11.30am to 12.30pm and 3.30pm to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Lunch hour: 1pm to 2pm
  • 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
  • Services the Grant Sub Committee; advises applicants on the procedure, terms and conditions for IoA Awards and assists them with completing the forms
  • Covers Receptionist
  • 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
  • Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Lunch hour: 1pm to 2pm
  • Kelly normally works from home on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Responsible for day-to-day running of the Director's office
  • First point of contact for all staff, student and external queries to the Director
  • Disseminates information and liaises internally and externally - with the UCL Faculty Office, HR, Finance, Development and Corporate Communications Office and beyond UCL - on the Director's behalf
  • Organises all events held by the Director
  • Secretary to Policy Group
  • Administers Senior Staff Promotions, Staff Appraisals and Probationary Reviews
  • Oversees Honorary associations, affiliate academics and short-term visitors, delegating the day-to-day administration to the HR Administrator (Louisa Goldsmith) as appropriate
  • Oversees implementation of HR policies and administers some HR processes (including requests for accelerated increments, re-grading cases, relocation allowances, honorarium payments, maternity leave, etc)
  • Responsible for coordination of HR casework relating to managing under-performance, grievance, disciplinary and sickness absence reviews
  • Coordinates academic staff recruitment process
  • Provides advice, guidance and support on issues relating to welfare in conjunction with other members of staff
  • Line Manager to the Accounts/HR and Events Administrative Assistant
  • Reports to: Director of the Institute
Allie Uhde - Departmental IT Manager

Alex Uhde
  • Departmental IT Manager
  • The Archaeological and Geographical Information Systems (AGIS) Laboratory Manager
  • Turnitin Coordinator
  • Departmental Print Rep
  • Departmental Intranet Manager
  • Reports to: Chair of Facilities Committee
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)
Hannah Williams · Executive Assistant to the AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow

Hannah Williams
  • Provides comprehensive administrative support for the development of the collaborations and projects of the AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow
  • First point of contact for all queries to the Leadership Fellow
  • Organises events in relation to the work of the Leadership Fellow
  • Produces and contributes to Fellowship related communications, disseminates information and liaises internally and externally on behalf of the Leadership Fellow
  • Provides secretarial support to a variety of groups chaired by the Leadership Fellow
  • Reports to: AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow