The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd.

Archaeology in Wales

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Planning Officer

Rob Dunning BSc MCIfA

Rob began working for the Trust as a Project Archaeologist following the completion of his degree in archaeology from the University of Wales Cardiff in 2002. He worked on a number of large excavations for the Trust, including Ewenny Quarry and the Newport Ship before becoming a Project Officer in 2004. Rob's duties include the full spectrum of archaeological investigations and management of the Projects Department in the absence of senior managers.

As a Planning Officer, Rob provides a key role in delivering both archaeological products and services to the company's clients. Rob has a keen interest in mortar analysis and is the Trust's in-house specialist.

Planning Officer

Judith Doyle MCIfA

Judith graduated form Cardiff University with honours in archaeology; the course included pre-historic, Roman and medieval studies and also related to the early history of Wales. She has worked in archaeological planning for GGAT for over 20 years, and has over 10 years experience of commercial field archaeology and consultency in England and Wales.

Recently, she has completed an MBA at UWTSD Buisness School in Swansea.

Archaeological interests include the Gower peninsula, and its palimpsest of landscapes and the development of woodland management with its fragile evidence. Outside work, interests include walking, kayaking and swimming. Judith is a Christian and worships in Swansea, and has interests in Celtic Spirituality and is currently the Archaeological Advisotr to the Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Advisory Committee.

Planning Officer

Claudine Gerrard MCIfA

Claudine has worked in both commercial and planning archaeology, and has extensive experience in the field of conservation. She has experience in archaeological field work, historic building conservation, and conservation management planning.

Planning Officer

Hannah Bowden BA (Hons) MSc

Hannah graduated from The University of Birmingham with BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology in 2005 and with MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments in 2007. After the completion of her MSc, Hannah was employed by The Environmental Archaeology Consultancy as an Environmental Archaeology Technician from 2007 - 2009. Hannah previously worked for GGAT as a Project Archaeologist on the Cardiff Castle excavation in 2005 - 2006 before re-joining the Trust in February 2012. Since then, Hannah has worked on a broad range of excavations, ranging from fieldwork to post-excavation.

Hannah has a strong interest in palaeoenvironmental change and zooarchaeology and is the Trust's in-house faunal and environmental specialist. Hannah is also a member of the Association of Environmental Archaeology (AEA).

Hannah recently made a transition from the Projects team to Planning, becoming an Archaeological Planning Officer in July 2017. As part of the Planning team, our role is to provide archaeological advice to the twelve local planning authorities in the Trusts’ region and to assist with the protection of the archaeological resource.