Current roles are shown in bold. More information is available on request.


Director (CEO), Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (2013- )
Principal Heritage Consultant, Nexus Heritage (2010-2013)
Teaching Fellow, University of York (2009-2011)
Head of Archaeology and Monuments, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (2000-2010)
Project Officer, University of Sheffield (1995-2000)
Archaeologist (1989-1995). Various fieldwork projects throughout Europe and Australasia; working for British MuseumUniversity of Western AustraliaLandesamt für Archäologie Sachsen, Historic England and others.


Director, Black Country Living Museum (2015- )
Director, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (2014- )
Chairman, Historical Metallurgy Society (2011-2014)
Director, Institute for Archaeologists (2009-2012)
Director, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology (2002-2005 and 2008-2011)
Director, Historical Metallurgy Society (2003-2014)


Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (2015- )
Editorial Board member, The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice (2010- )
Reviews Editor, The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice (2012-2014)
Teaching Fellow, University of York (2009-2011)
Assistant Editor, Post-Medieval Archaeology (2009-2011)


FSA: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (elected 2008)
MCIfA: Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists


PhD Archaeology, University of York (2016)
MA Historical Archaeology, University of Sheffield (1998)
BSc Archaeological Science, University of Sheffield (1992)


Committee member, CIfA International Practice Group (2012- )
Committee member, Shrewsbury Civic Society Planning Committee (2015-2017)
Committee member, CIfA Research and Impact Special Interest Group (2012-2015)
Committee member, IfA Validation Committee (2010-2013)
Committee member and Newsletter Editor, Wrekin Historical Group (2011-2013)
Chair, Historical Metallurgy Society Archaeology Committee (2009-2012)
Committee Member, Madeley Living History Project (2005-2014)
Conservation Officer, Historical Metallurgy Society (2003-2012)
Historical Metallurgy Society Archaeology Committee (2001-2009)


Australian Archaeological Association; European Association of Archaeologists (life member); ICOMOS; Cambrian Archaeological Association; Sudan Archaeological Research Society; Historical Metallurgy Society; Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology; Association for Industrial Archaeology


BBC Radio Wales. 'Science in archaeology' (2015).
BBC Wales. 'Offa's Dyke evidence at Chirk suggests earlier build' (2014).
CBC Radio 1. Ideas with Paul Kennedy: 'The Story of Iron' (2009).
Interview in The Guardian archaeology special issue (2009).
BBC1. Countryfile (2007).
BBC1. Eye in the Sky: 'Ironbridge' [Episode 6] (2006).
BBC2. What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us: 'Material World' [Episode 1] (2003).
Channel 4. Time Team: 'The Furnace in the Cellar' [Series 9, Episode 5] (2002).

Paul Belford

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