Louise Barker

Louise BarkerSenior Investigator - Archaeology (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Louise is a Senior Investigator (Archaeology) with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. She works as part of the CHERISH team two days a week and is primarily involved in the ground survey and investigation of heritage sites along the coasts of Wales and Ireland as part of the cross-border CHERISH team.

She has worked as an archaeologist since graduating from Newcastle University with a BA in Archaeology in 1996. She started her career working in contract archaeology for the Archaeological Practice Ltd in North England. She then moved to Cambridge in 1999 to work for English Heritage as an archaeological investigator, before joining the Royal Commission in Wales in 2004.

Louise specialises in landscape survey and interpretation, and has worked on a wide range of sites and landscapes spanning prehistory to the present day. Recent work pertinent to CHERISH has been with Royal Commission colleague Toby Driver on promontory forts in Pembrokeshire, and with Toby, Dr Bob Johnston (University of Sheffield) and Dr Oliver Davis (Cardiff University) on Skomer Island.