Research Project Advisory Panel

The Research Project Advisory Panel provides advice, guidance and support to the Staffordshire Hoard Research Project team. The purpose of the panel is:

  • To ensure, through oversight and expert advice, that academic research and publication of the Staffordshire Hoard is undertaken and completed to the highest standard, to best practice, and in a timely fashion.
  • To represent the interests of the scholarly and academic community within the wider Staffordshire Hoard Programme and to the Hoard Management Group.
  • To support the Hoard Management Group in ensuring that there is a balance between the competing needs of public access and the need to deliver a professional, co-ordinated and successful research project.

The Terms of Reference for the panel can be found here.

For research enquiries please contact:

Membership of the Research Project Advisory Panel (RPAP)

Dr Sam Lucy FSA
Admissions Tutor and Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Karla Graham BA, MA, ACR
Archaeological Conservator, English Heritage, Fort Cumberland

Dr Catherine Higgitt
Principal Scientific Officer, Scientific Department, National Gallery

Dr Kevin Leahy FSA, MIfA
National Adviser, Early Medieval Metalwork, the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Leicester

Hazel Newey BSc, AMA, FIIC, ACR
Conservation and Collections Care Advisor

Dr Sonia O’Connor FSA, FIIC, ACR
Post Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in Archaeological Science, University of Bradford
Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of York

Professor Joanna Story, FSA, FRHistS
Professor of Early Medieval History, University of Leicester

Dr Gabor Thomas FSA
Lecturer in Early Medieval Archaeology, University of Reading

Representatives of the owning institutions who attend the panel:

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Deb Klemperer FSA – Principal Collections Officer

Birmingham Museums Trust
Deborah Cane ACR, Dip cons, MA – Conservation and Environment Officer