- Scottish architecture
- British Medieval manuscripts
- Pictish sculpture
- Medieval decorative ironwork
The Buildings of Scotland: Lothian, revised edition for Yale University Press
Lost Civilisations: The Picts, for Reaktion Books
The Bestiary, for Quarto Publications.
New doors for Trondheim Cathedral
Previous recent projects:
The early medieval sculpture of St Andrews Cathedral. A catalogue for Historic Environment Scotland
'Earliest Portrait of St Columba' in St Gallen Library, Cod Sang 555.
The early medieval stones at Tullich Church, Aberdeenshire
Principal Investigator for the Buildings of Scotland, Leverhulme Award
This award produced 2 volumes in the Buildings of Scotland series:
- Aberdeenshire: North and Moray;
- Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen.
The research fellows were three architecural historians: Joseph Sharples, Dr David Walker and Dr Matthew Woodworth. Published by Yale University Press, 2014.
Historic Environment Scotland
Academic advisor for the design of St Vigeans Museum, Arbroath, Angus. Author of Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus, 2 vols, 2017
Funding and Grants
Leverhulme Research Award: to produce two volumes for the Buildings of Scotland Series, Aberdeenshire and North-East Scotland. 2008 - 2014.
AHRB award to produce the St Albans Psalter website.
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Book Review: Alice Blackwell, Martin Goldberg and Fraser Hunter, Scotland's Early Silver: Transforming Roman Pay-offs to Pictish TreasuresInnes Review, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 69-71Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
The earliest portrait of St Columba: Cod Sang 555, p 166Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. 147, pp. 127-145Contributions to Journals: Articles
Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, AngusVol. 1&2, Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh. 354 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
Statement of Significance: St Vigean's Stones (and Museum)Edinburgh: Historic Environment Scotland (.doc). 15 pages.Other Contributions: Other Contributions
Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in the Dioceses of Aberdeen and MorayRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group, London. 248 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
Tullich Aberdeenshire: a reappraisal of an early ecclesiastical site and its carved stones in the light of recent excavationsProceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. 145, pp. 229-281Contributions to Journals: Articles
Piping Pigs and Mermaid Groping: six carved panels from FetteressoChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
Aberdeenshire: South and AberdeenAberdeenshire. Sharples, J., Walker, D. W., Woodworth, M. (eds.). New Haven and London: Yale University Press.Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Other Contributions
Aberdeenshire: North and MorayThe Buildings of Scotland. Aberdeenshire. Walker, W. W., Woodworth, M. (eds.). London: Yale University Press. 831 pages.Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Other Contributions
King's College Chapel, Aberdeen, 1500-2000Maney. 300 pagesBooks and Reports: Scholarly Editions