My professional background is in archaeology and primary teaching and I have worked in a variety of contexts including schools, museums and environmental education. I am fascinated by how the experience of time and place shapes identity. This drives both my research and teaching in schools and higher education. This is reflected in my research which focused on people’s encounters with stone circles in NE Scotland and through AHRC funded Research for Community Heritage Projects focusing on schools working with community archaeologists and public engagement work supporting HLF All our Stories projects around Scotland. As a lecturer in education I have a specialist interest in learning and teaching Social Studies in primary schools.