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Dr Frances Healy  -  F.S.A., F.S.A. Scot.


Education & Qualifications

1962–1965 London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. B.Sc.(Econ.), special subject International Relations, 2nd class honours, upper division

1965–1967 Institute of Archaeology, University of London. Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Prehistoric Archaeology

1970–1980 (intermittently) Institute of Archaeology, University of London. Ph.D. (thesis entitled ‘The Neolithic in Norfolk’)

Career Overview

1976–1989 Freelance prehistorian, working mainly for the Norfolk Archaeological Unit, mainly writing artefact and excavation reports.

1985–1987 (part-time) Field Monument Warden for English Heritage, covering Norfolk and Suffolk.

1989–1990 Assistant Finds Officer, Wessex Archaeology

1990–1992 Researcher/Project Officer, Wessex Archaeology

1992–1995 Senior Research Officer in Post-Excavation Department of Oxford Archaeological Unit (now Oxford Archaeology)

1995–2000 Freelance, principally engaged in collaborating with Roger Mercer on the analysis, writing-up and publication of Hambledon Hill, Dorset.

2000–2002 Research Associate, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, working on publication of pre-Iron Age aspects of the Raunds Area Project

2003–2007 Research Associate, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, working with Professor Alasdair Whittle on the Dating Causewayed Enclosures project.

2007– Honorary Research Fellow, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University

Membership & External Activities

1981–2002 Committee Member, Lithic Studies Society

1985–1989 Editor, Lithic Studies Society, producing its Newsletter, Lithics

1985–2007 Member, Institute of Field Archaeologists

1986–1988 Council Member, Prehistoric Society

1988–1993 Secretary, Prehistoric Society

1990– Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London

1994–1999 Chair, Lithic Studies Society

1996– Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

1997– Member, Prehistoric Society Editorial Advisory Committee

2000–3 Trustee, Council for British Archaeology

2001–2006 Vice-President, Prehistoric Society

2003–4 Visiting Fellow, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne