The SEAHA Management Team oversees the implementation of day-to-day training and other activities. They also assess requests for large expenses associated with training, e.g. budgets for student placements, and travel requests for conferences.
Professor May Cassar is the Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and the Bartlett Vice Dean of Public Policy. May currently directs the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, a multi-million pound UK Government investment to educate to doctoral level the next generation of heritage scientists. She is also a member of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Science Advisory Council. As the Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Science and Heritage Programme (2007-2014) and as Special Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Science and Heritage (2005-2006), May has led the resurgence of heritage science research activity in the UK over the last decade for which she has been recognised by the Royal Warrant Holders’ Association with the award of the Plowden Gold Medal in 2012.
Roger Evans is a Reader in Computer Science in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton, UK. His research explores applications of computer technology particularly to problems which involve the use of natural (human) languages and with a specific focus on lexicalist approaches. Recent projects have focused on text mining and semantic metadata in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics, funded by the AHRC, the Digging into Data challenge and the European Commission. Roger studied Mathematics at Warwick and Cambridge before obtaining a DPhil in Cognitive Studies (Computational Linguistics) at Sussex in 1987. He was Deputy Head of the Information Technology Research Institute at Brighton, is a former SERC Advanced Fellow and a current member of the EPSRC College. He is the SEAHA co-director for the University of Brighton.
Heather Viles is a geographer with major interests in geomorphology and heritage science. Much of her research focuses on the application of science to heritage conservation. She is currently Professor of Biogeomorphology and Heritage Conservation and Head of the School of Geography and the Environment. Her research is highly interdisciplinary and involves studies at the interface of geomorphology with ecology, engineering geology, environmental chemistry and materials conservation.
Marcos Martinón-Torres is Professor of Archaeological Science at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, where he co-ordinates an MSc in Archaeological Science and leads a team of researchers working on ancient materials and technologies. His work focuses on the application of instrumental analyses to archaeological artefacts, often in combination with experimental replications. His research interests span the globe, examining metallurgical practices and broader technologies in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Some prominent projects include the archaeology of alchemy and chemistry in the early modern world, the making of China’s Terracotta Army, and technical studies of goldwork and other metals in the Americas. He is author of over 120 publications in several languages and has delivered over 100 invited talks in some 20 countries, in addition to numerous contributions to popular media.
Matija is Deputy Director of the CDT SEAHA, as well as Deputy Director of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and Course Director of the MRes SEAHA. Matija chairs the Heritage Science Committee of the UK Institute of Conservation and is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2015, he received the Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia Award for outstanding achievements in heritage science and international collaboration.