Sandra Henry

discovery staff henryLead Research Archaeologist (The Discovery Programme)

 Sandra’s role involves site identification, development of methodologies and research to understand the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage. Research topic’s will address management of under threat coastal cultural heritage, development of best practice guidelines and further understanding of the project sites and their associated material culture along with placing the sites within the wider context of the Irish Sea Zone.

Sandra obtained a B.A. degree in archaeology and classical studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a M.A. in maritime archaeology, at the University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg. Sandra has worked on archaeological projects throughout Ireland, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. Sandra’s background is in wetland and maritime archaeology working in varied roles in the academic, commercial and public sectors.

Research Interests

Sandra’s broad research interests include nautical archaeology, Neolithic archaeology and maritime cultural heritage management. Specific areas of interest are prehistoric seafaring, human interaction and movement, naval warfare, maritime cultural landscapes and underwater archaeological survey and recording methods.


Ejstrud , B., Goddiksen, P., Henry, S., Persson, C., Tomasi, D. and Thomsen, A. (2014) Halls, Houses and Huts. Buildings at Ribe Viking Centre. Denmark: Print & Sign, University of Southern Denmark. 85 pp ISBN 978-87-996237-1-6

Auer, J., Boda, A., Ditta, M., Henry, S., Karali, E., Karlsen, T., Maarleveld, T., Sokulu, S., Sparvath and Wroblewski, E. (2013) SkernØysund Wreck 3 Fieldwork Report 2011. Denmark: Print & Sign, University of Southern Denmark. ISBN 978-87-992214-9-3