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Dr Amanda Chadburn

Member of Common Room

Occasional tutor MSc Applied Landscape Archaeology

Department for Continuing Education

Dr Amanda Chadburn FSA is a professional archaeologist and historic environment adviser. She started her professional career in local government and joined English Heritage in 1987 where she worked in various casework and policy roles. She left in 2022 to concentrate on research, voluntary work and teaching. Whilst at English Heritage, she was an Inspector of Ancient Monuments for fifteen years, during which period she supervised numerous placements on the University of Oxford’s “In Service” post-graduate Certificate in Archaeology. She later taught on University of Oxford’s MSc Diploma in Archaeology, and currently teaches on its MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology.

She was the Lead Adviser for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site for English Heritage for twenty years from 1992-2012, later moving into national policy roles, including spells as a Senior International Adviser and Senior Rural and Environmental Adviser. More recently, she led on the impact of national infrastructure on the historic environment and was seconded to the Heritage Team at the Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport 2021-22.

Amanda has served on numerous boards and committees including the Council of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Archaeology Panel of the National Trust. She was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1999 and as a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute in 2009. She was elected to the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists in 2020 and a Trustee of the charity World Heritage UK in 2022.

She has taught archaeology and heritage management at the Universities of Bristol, UCL and Oxford, and co-supervised PhD students at the Universities of Bristol and Huddersfield. Her research interests include the prehistory of Britain; Iron Age (Celtic) coinage; landscape archaeology; archaeoastronomy, heritage management and World Heritage Sites.