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Archaeological Services staff

Ron Cowell, MCIfA

Curator of prehistoric archaeology

A specialist in the prehistoric archaeology, landscape archaeology and wetlands of North West England.

Dr Liz Stewart ACIfA

Curator of archaeology and the historic environment

Liz is an archaeologist with research background in landscape archaeology and buildings archaeology, who has undertaken fieldwork and research on sites covering many periods. Liz curates the regional archaeology collection, using finds to explore the stories of the region's archaeology. She is especially involved with engaging people in the archaeology of the region through exhibition development and community archaeology projects, talks and events. 

Jeff Speakman

Assistant curator, field archaeology

A specialist in medieval and post-medieval ceramics from the North West, with over eighteen years experience with the University of Liverpool, North West Archaeological Trust and National Museums Liverpool and special responsibility as finds post-excavation manager.

Clare Cunliffe ACIfA

Assistant curator Museum of Liverpool

Clare has more than 18 years professional experience as a field archaeologist and has worked in a number of roles for the department. She has excavated on a variety of multi-period archaeological sites around the North West region and Wales, as well as abroad in Bulgaria and the USA. Her developed specialism is in finds and digital post-excavation archiving and collection management including the use of AutoCAD, GIS and Photoshop.

Vanessa Oakden PCIfA

Curator of regional and community archaeology